The National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE) has researched service-learning policies in all states to provide this comprehensive resource. Click on the questions below for 50-state comparisons showing how all states approach specific service-learning policies. Or, choose to view a specific state’s approach by going to the individual state profiles page.

Key Takeaways

  • 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.

50-State Comparisons

  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

Related Resources

 PUBLISHED: January 1, 2014




 STATE(S): Nationwide

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