Other Useful Sites

The following are useful links to connect you to resources and information about youth service in California and nationally. For connections to individuals who can give you up to date information on what is happening in youth service around the state, visit What’s Happening in Your Area.

Elementary — High School (K-12)
Higher Education
Conservation Corps
Youth Service Policy
Support for Non-Profit Organizations

Elementary — High School (K-12)

California Department of Education CalServe
Download the State Superintendent of Education’s Service-Learning Task Force Report; access service learning lesson plans and; learn more about CalServe funded service learning partnerships!

Center for Youth as Resources
Useful tools especially related to youth as grantmakers; youth in partnership with adults in governance; and youth-led community service projects.

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Access service learning mini-grants, as well as the wealth of resources materials that connect service learning and civic education.

Do Somethinga>
Do Something speaks directly to young people — it is an organization that helps you get involved in your community. As part of Do Something at your school, you and your friends identify the issues YOU care about and create community projects to turn your ideas into action.

Learn more about the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism (Go Serv) grants that support service learning in connection with Cesar Chavez Day.

Learning In Deeda>
Download the National Commission’s Report on the Power of Service-Learning — as well as the national poll on service learning.

National Indian Youth Leadership Project
Get excellent information and models for engaging Native youth in challenging activities and meaningful experiences in the community and the natural world.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Order helpful K-12 service learning materials from their master database of service learning resources!

National Youth Leadership Council

Find information on the National Service Learning Conference and much more….

Points of Light Foundationa>
Download The Presidents’ Guide to Engaging Students in a Life Long Habit of Service, join Kids’ (Youth Service) Club, or access the Presidents’ Student Service Awards and learn more about the "national address for volunteering."

RMC Researcha>
Find helpful publications on links between the No Child Left Behind legislation and service learning, as well as current research on the impacts of service learning.

Youth Service Americaa>
Provides leadership and support for national Youth Service Day, as well as connections to International Service and a host of youth service resources.

Youth in Focusa>
Practical resources for supporting youth-led research, evaluation and planning.

Do Somethinga>
A national not-for-profit organization that trains, funds, and mobilizes young people to be leaders who measurably strengthen their communities

Kids Care
Kids Care Clubs provides service projects, compassion education, model programs and charity partners support centered on issues such as literacy and hunger.

Higher Education

California Campus Compacta>
Download the Campus Compact for Civic Engagement, as well as other useful resources for higher education institutions!

California State University Community Service Learning
Learn more about the Governor’s Call to Service and how the State Universities are responding — statistics, examples, and resources.

Campus Outreach Opportunity Leaguea>
Become part of a national network of colleges and universities that empower students to strengthen our nation through community service. Conferences, curricula, and more…

Center for Citizenship and Democracya>
The University of Minnesota develops theories and practice that enrich democracy — Several initiatives connect student service to civic engagement.

Haas Center for Public Service
Learn more about this model program that engages Stanford students in local and international service.

Making a Differencea>
Find scholarships that support community service and activism. Also, locate colleges that offer top notch social justice, environmental sustainability, and youth activism programs.

National Service Learning Clearinghousea>
Order helpful higher education service learning materials from their master database of service learning resources!

Service Learning Research and Development Center

Through this website, University of California at Berkeley takes national leadership on service learning research. Download the research agenda for California, and access current research projects.


Corporation for National Servicea>
Visit this website to sign up to become an AmeriCorps Member! The Corporation for National Service administers this federal program that provides a living wage and educational award for a year of service to the community. AmeriCorps members can choose from activites such as tutoring in local schools, protecting homeland security; and providing environmental stewardship. Included is also AmeriCorps* VISTA and National Community and Conservation Corps (NCCC).

GO SERVa> — Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

Become an organization that sponsors AmeriCorps members! The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism administers all AmeriCorps programs for California. Further, this website connects organizations to other funding opportunities, such as Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning; and provides daily awards to California’s outstanding volunteers!

Conservation Corps

California Conservation Corps
If you are a California resident between the ages of 18 and 23, you can be part of the CCC. In the Corps, you can protect and enhance California’s environment and communities while having a wide variety of work, public service, learning, cultural and personal growth experiences. Join us!

Youth Service Policy

The following are useful links for contacting your state and national representatives about youth service policy, and for tracking youth service policy.

California State Assembly b>
California State Senatea>
US Congress — House of Representativesa>
White Housea>

Support for Non-Profit Organizations

California Association of Non-Profits (CAN)
Practical resources for non-profits including group insurance, resources on best practices, conferences for non-profits.

Foundation Centera>
Connects you to information on foundation giving.

Opportunity Nocs Job Listings
To list your youth service job or to find a job in a youth service related field.

Youth Service California - 663 13th St. Oakland, CA 94612 - phone (510) 302-0550 - fax (510) 302-0551 - info@yscal.org