I want to share with you several of the organizations whose work reflects deep commitment and sheds light on our shared purposes.  [Photo by Patti]

I want to share with you several of the organizations whose work reflects deep commitment and sheds light on our shared purposes.

[Photo by Patti]

Nonprofit co-established by friend, co-author, and former SL student leader Brandon Whitney, with the conviction that small steps have big impact. ioby ("in our back yard") is a crowd-resourcing platform for citizen-led neighborhood projects. Their mission is to deepen civic engagement in cities by connecting individuals directly to community-led, neighbor-funded environmental projects.


Many under-served neighborhoods lack access to basic pet care resources. Beyond Fences works to fill that gap. We honor people’s love for their pets and proactively reach out to the community to build trusting relationships with families and make connections to keep people and pets happy, healthy and together. We believe that a lack of financial means does not equate to a lack of love for a pet, and we seek to spread this principle through a philosophy of understanding and non-judgment.



Leading international journal for service-learning and community engagement, MJCSL endeavors to publish the highest quality research, theory, and pedagogy articles related to higher education academic service-learning, community-campus partnerships, and engaged scholarship.


Comprised of around 1000 practitioner-scholars from around the world, IARSLCE's mission is to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.



North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy.


Building a Better World

Resource rich, interactive site for everyone who struggles with the relationship between education and transformation and is deeply concerned with social challenges, injustices, and building a better future.



Multi-faceted, long-standing community-university partnership (nice, useful video). The mission of the WakeNature Preserves Partnership is to organize and provide resources to identify ecologically valuable, publicly owned open spaces within Wake County, NC, and to build capacity for appropriate management and long-term stewardship of those areas.


Where I learn what is possible in online communities. WCV is a hospital for native wildlife, teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment.



By mobilizing knowledge, providing training and technical assistance, conducting research, building coalitions and advocating for supportive policies, CCPH helps to ensure that the reality of community engagement and partnership matches the rhetoric.


The Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education serves the international community of scholars engaged in applied learning at institutions of higher education by advancing scholarship on applied learning as an outlet for empirical and theoretical work.