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  • Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning – provides tools, resources and links to information about Community Service-Learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions. They also host blog and an email network to share information on CSL jobs, events and associations.
  • International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement – an international organization focused on research into service learning and community engagement. They an annual service-learning conference and publish articles derived from the conference in an ‘Advances in Service-Learning Research’ series.
  • Learn and Serve America – supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States through grants, training and technical assistance, collection and dissemination of knowledge and research, and recognition of outstanding youth service.
  • National Service’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse – maintains a website with timely information and relevant resources to support service-learning programs, practitioners and researchers.
  • Campus Compact – national coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents in the United States — representing some 6 million students — dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement and service-learning in higher education.
  • Campus-Community Partnerships for Health – promotes health (broadly defined) through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. It is a growing network of over 1,800 communities and campuses across North America and the world that are collaborating to promote health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based coalitions and other partnership strategies. Take a look at their Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit.
  • Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago – an academic support service for faculty who embrace the scholarship of engagement. Check out their toolkit and a list of resources.


  • Campus Contact (2008). Introduction to service-learning toolkit: Readings and resources for faculty (Second Edition). Boston, MA: Author.
    Brings together the most up-to-date writing and resources on service-learning, from learning theory and pedagogy to practical guidance on how to implement service-learning in the classroom. Available for loan from the EDC Library.
  • Chevalier, J.M., & Buckles, D.J. (2008). SAS2 Social Analysis Systems: A guide to collaborative inquiry and social engagement. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
    The materials presented in this book support a shift towards flexibly-structured processes to engage people in inquiry sustained by experience, adapted to context, and responsive to important needs. This approach bridges the gap between conventional inquiry based on hard evidence and participatory methods that emphasize building consensus at any cost. This book is available for loan from the MacOdrum Library.
  • Strand, K.J., Cutforth, N., Stoecher, R., Marullo, S., & Donohue, P. (2003). Community-based research and higher education: Principles and practices. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    This book guides faculty members on how to incorporate community-based research into academic settings. This book is available for loan from the MacOdrum Library.
  • Van de Sande, A. and Schwartz, K. (2011). Research for Social Justice: A Community-Based Approach. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing.
    Aimed at social work students who are interested in exploring the structural approach to their community-based research, this book can also benefit social workers conducting research, such as program evaluations and needs assessments, and all social science students engaged in social justice and community-based research.


  • Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning – peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on research, theory, pedagogy and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education. Volumes 13(1) 2006 – current are available through the MacOdrum library, call number: LC220.5 .M53
  • Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement – peer-reviewed journal with articles that focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections and collaborations between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines and more.