PACC in Action

Community Service Directors

PROGRAM RESOURCES

LEARNS Online course for tutoring, mentoring, out-of-school time, and other youth-development programs

Designed for both new and veteran program staff, "Youth Impact: Starting and Strengthening Quality Programs" will help you find, prepare, and keep the right members and volunteers to work with youth. To access the course, go to the Online Learning Center at the Resource Center at Nationalservice.org.

Campus Compact Resource on Documenting Service on Student Transcripts (link to PDF)

Presidents Higher Education Honor Roll

Quotes on Civic Engagement from Western Kentucky University Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching

Quotes on Civic Engagement from Learning-In-Deed  

Sample Job Descriptions for Community Service Directors

ARTICLES ON SERVICE & VOLUNTEERING

Professionalizing the Community Service/Service-Learning Director Role by Barbara Jacoby (link to PDF)

Reinventing Citizenship: The Practice of Public Work (excerpt), Center for Democracy and Citizenship

Selected Articles on challenges of community development

Volunteering 61 Million Strong; Need and Momentum Grow

QUICK LINKS

America Reads

Break Away

EpiCenter: Effective Practices Information Center: The EpiCenter website features the latest effective practices from peers and experts in community service and volunteering. 

Idealist

National Service Clearinghouse

Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania

FORUMS AND EMAIL GROUPS

ReadsList (AmericaReads Listserv): This is a forum for Corporation-funded programs and schools to discuss tutoring, literacy and other issues relevant to operating an America Reads program.