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Service-Learning/Community Service: Online Database
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Welcome to the ECS National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement's (NCLCE)
State Policies for Service-Learning Database.

The NCLCE has developed this database of state policies to support service-learning for K-12 students. From this database, you can generate profiles of the policies for service-learning in individual states and view 50-state reports on policies for service-learning.

Why this issue matters

  • Student participation in high-quality service-learning is positively related to gains in the following key outcomes at statistically significant levels:
    • Academic engagement
    • Educational aspirations
    • Acquisition of 21st century skills
    • Community engagement.

Why our methodology matters

  • Primary resources: ECS draws its information primarily from state statute, rules and regulations, recently enacted legislation, executive orders and other primary source documents.
  • We believe that policy helps institutionalize practice.

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Staff Contact:

Paul Baumann
Director, National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement
303-299-3608 or

This database was updated in January 2014. Click on one of the options below to access reports from the database.

State Profiles

50 State Reports

  1. High School Graduation Requirement or Credit toward Graduation — Service-Learning/ Community Service

  2. Service-Learning/Community Service in Standards and/or Frameworks

  3. Service-Learning/Community Service as a Strategy for Fostering Student Outcomes

  4. Service-Learning and Professional Development for Teachers or Administrators

  5. Funding for Service-Learning/Community Service

  6. Service-Learning/Community Service Addressed in Other State Policies, Statutes or Administrative Code

The collection and analysis of this database is supported by State Farm Companies Foundation.


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