The Book

Of the People, By the People, For the People
A National K-12 Service Learning Initiative


Foreword by Senator James L Seward



Part One: “Of the People”

A Plethora of Outstanding Projects

Service Learning: The Inclusion of Our Children

Food2Share: A Service Learning Project

Part Two: “By the People” 

A National K-12 Service Curriculum

K-12 Service Learning Outline

Specific Models in Specific Grades

K-12 Snapshot

Kindergarten: Caring for Animals

First Grade: Hospital Dolls

Second Grade: Violence Intervention Safe House Gift Bags

Third Grade: Sister City – A Global Service Learning Component

Fourth Grade: Disabilities Awareness

Fifth Grade: Food2Share

Sixth Grade: Recycling and Zero Waste

Grades: Seven through Twelve

A K-12 Service Learning Journal

Part Three: “For the People”


Project Originators

Schools at the Center of Our Communities

The Curriculum

Simple Entry Models

National and Community Checklists

Incorporating New Information and Projects

One Central Office


The Logic of Starting Young

A Common Heritage of Civic Engagement

Moving Forward

The Quest to Realize the K-12 Service Initiative


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