• 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.

Inside LearnServe

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2018 Civic Champion: Interview with Catherine Tinsley

February 13, 2018 Civic Champion Awardee Catherine Tinsley has served as the LearnServe International Board Chair since 2010. She is passionate about international education. She and her husband…

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Help LearnServe Win $20,000 in The Renewal Awards!

February 8, 2018 LearnServe was nominated as one of 25 finalists from over 500 organizations in The Atlantic’s Renewal Awards. You can follow the instructions below to vote…

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From LearnServe Ethiopia to Cambio Coffee Shanghai: Interview with Sebastian Martin

January 23, 2018 Sebastian Martin is a proud alum of LearnServe Ethiopia 2004, the very first LearnServe cohort of students and teachers to travel and serve abroad. That…

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