The following resources from the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse provide background information on service learning topics for community based organizations:
- Benefits of Community-Based Service Learning
This fact sheet highlights some of the knowledge in the field based on theory, process evaluation, and field wisdom.
- Developing Partnerships for Service Learning: Starting Points for Community Based Organizations
Describes the benefits of service learning partnerships, the practical steps involved in forming a partnership, and the characteristics that define effective partnerships.
- Beyond Needs Assessments: Identifying A Community's Resources and Hopes
This fact sheet discusses the importance of and ways of determining what a community has, wants, and hopes before conducting a service-learning project.