About Us


About Us

Thanks to funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the National Service-Learning Partnership, Compass Institute, and a host of partner organizations established the Providers' Network in 2007 to improve the quality of service-learning practice.

Our four core strategies (what we call the project’s “value propositions”} are:

Four Value Propositions Your Benefit

Guidelines Develop Guidelines that define and explain what constitutes excellent service-learning professional development Use the Guidelines to self-assess and make future plans to improve your own organization’s professional development program.

Networking We offer an online network for people globally that support or deliver service-learning professional development. Create your own personal profile page and connect with others based on their geographical region, work setting, or interests.

Library We offer a resource library designed for those that support or deliver service-learning professional development or technical assistance. Download free, high-quality professional development presentations, lessons, handouts, and background material to use in your own work setting.

Interest Groups We host a series of online groups targeted at a wide array of audiences, issues, settings, and content related to the service-learning field. Join as many interest groups as you like and communicate and collaborate with others that share your particular passions.

Project coordinators are Drs. James and Pamela Toole of Compass Institute. You can reach them at or .




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Nick Hardesty

Kauffman Scholars, Inc.


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