Added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on February 4, 2015.
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CalServe K-12 Service-Learning Initiative
The CalServe Initiative (CalServe) was established within the California Department of Education (CDE) in 1990 with federal funding provided through the National and Community Service Act. This legislation was reauthorized in 1993 and created the Corporation for National and Community Service, which established Learn and Serve America as one of the streams of community service. During 1990 through 2012, CalServe provided funding to California’s county offices of education, districts, and schools to support the statewide implementation of the instructional method known as service-learning. Federal funding for Learn and Serve America was eliminated from the 2011–12 budget, which eliminated the funding to support CalServe's partnerships. Many school districts continue to support the use of service-learning as an important instructional method.
Links to Ongoing Non-CDE Resources
Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a U.S. federal government agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, Senior Corps, and other national service initiatives.