Resources and Links
Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
Hostelling International, USA
The Foundation for Sustainable Development
Youth Service America
Provides a variety of information on fundraising, recruiting volunteers, and well as awards and grants, and a guide for developing a service-learning curriculum.
Resources for volunteers and nonprofit organizations, as well as job-listings in the non-profit sector and an exhaustive list of grant providers.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Resources for those involved in service learning events, links, ideas for curriculum building and various projects related to service-learning.
Learn and Serve
Information and resources in service-learning, grant and employment information, as well as research and statistics.
First Light Women's Shelter
Nonprofit devoted to strengthening affordable housing and reducing substandard housing. Founder is a BSC alum!
Offers information for teachers and students about creating programs which encourage and value diversity. Small grants available. Read “10 Ways to Fight Hate on Campus” and learn about the “Mix it up at Lunch” program.
United Way of Central Alabama
Obtain information on many different non-profit organizations in central Alabama.
A coalition of 150 religious, community and civic organizations which work on poverty issues by promoting state policies to improve the lives of low-income people.
Hands on Birmingham
Maintains a calendar of community activities and volunteer opportunities.
Impact is Alabama's first statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and implementing substantive service-learning projects in coordination with select universities, junior colleges, and technical schools throughout the state.
Research, Information, and Statistics
National Coalition for the Homeless
Fact sheets and general information about homelessness in America
U.S. Department of Education Research and Statistics
Links to various research findings and statistics about education in America.
Alabama Department of Education School Reports
Select any school in the state and see how it's doing.
Voices for Alabama's Children
An advocacy group working to “insure a decent childhood for every Alabama child.” This site also provides access to current KidsCount data.
Jobs and Postgraduate Programs
International Partnership for Service-Learning
A semester abroad experience which incorporates service-learning.
Teach for America
Spend two years teaching school in an under-resourced area.
Spend a year serving communities in Boston, D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia and many other cities.
A network of national service programs which engages citizens in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public health, etc.
Appalachian Service Project
Wider Opportunities for Women
Works nationally and in its home community of Washington D.C. to achieve economic independence and equality of opportunity for women and girls.
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
Extensive job listings in the nonprofit sector; listings come from all over the U.S.