• The World is Small

    DC area students and teachers traveling to Zambia, Paraguay, and Jamaica learn to Think Big.
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  • Color Outside the Lines

    Meet Yoni Kalin, founder of Color My World, and 8 other LearnServe alums to see how they are changing the world.
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  • What’s the next big idea?

    Follow the 2014–15 LearnServe Fellows as they launch social ventures designed to transform their communities.
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Change Begins Here. Imagine a new generation of young leaders standing up for — and taking action on — the issues that matter to them most.

We identify high school and middle school students with the passion to make a difference and equip them with the knowledge, business tools, and relationships they need to transform their schools and communities — and themselves. LearnServe’s after-school entrepreneurship training, in-school social entrepreneurship courses, and summer international service programs prepare students to be social entrepreneurs and global citizens.

Through hands-on experience, students learn to use their unique skills to solve problems in their communities. They don’t need to wait until they graduate college to make a difference: they can start right now.

Since 2003 LearnServe has directly served more than 1,000 students representing public, charter, and independent schools in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Our students, in turn, have already touched the lives of thousands. We invite you to join us as we work together to reach thousands more.

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Going Forward

November 21, 2016 Dear LearnServe Family, As we consider the recent presidential election, we stand with our brothers and sisters, alumni, and partners of all races, religions, nationalities,…

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Winners of the Teens Dream film competition, from the US and UK, attending Scott's social entrepreneurship workshop

How do you say “social entrepreneur” in Arabic?

October 26, 2016 Mohammad Joulany interrupted me near the start of my workshop with Kids4Peace last July.  “How do you translate ‘social entrepreneur’ into Arabic?”   He wanted…

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Hurry Up and Lead

July 15, 2016 Each spring, as our LearnServe students prepare to pitch the social ventures they have been cultivating all year, there is a moment when I find…

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