LearnServe Fellows Program Blog

Who needs a computer to code?

May 25, 2016 Introducing the 2016 LearnServe Innovation Award Winners How do you teach coding without a computer? Madison Than began with what seems like a very straightforward goal: teach young Asian immigrants how to code.  She realized many face linguistic and cultural barriers; coding would give them…

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LearnServe Alum Yasmine Arrington in Washington Post

June 9, 2015 We are excited to share that LearnServe alumna Yasmine Arrington, founder of ScholarCHIPS, was featured in the Washington Post.  (In case you missed it, click on the image below for the online edition.) Columnist Petula Dvorak has followed Yasmine from when she first pitched …

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Tracing Innovation

May 6, 2015 Introducing the 2015 LearnServe Innovation Award Winners The person next to you on the Metro sneezes.  Was it allergies?  The flu?  Something worse?  As the scenarios race through your mind, they boil down to one question: Will I get sick too? Now there’s an app…

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Making Way for Generation Z

March 31, 2015 Reflections on Alexandra Levit’s New York Times feature on the coming of age of Generation Z If you’ve spent time around our LearnServe Fellows, Abroad travelers, and alumni, none of these reflections on Generation Z should be a surprise:  They tend to be independent.  They…

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Innovating Currently

May 5, 2014 Introducing the 2014 LearnServe Innovation Award Winners Opportunities and activities for high school students have proliferated over the past decade.  The tools for communicating these opportunities, however, have remained surprisingly constant: bulletin boards, video announcements, loud-speakers, and email lists. Rockville High School student Xavier Rivera

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In one year…

April 14, 2014 Impact: One Year Later On April 18, 2013 forty-five student teams pitched their social ventures at the 4th Annual LearnServe Panels and Venture Fair. Ever wonder what happens after they debut their ideas before 150 local business and non-profit leaders?  Below are highlights of their…

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1st Social Action Summit Success!

March 27, 2014 Where in DC could you discover interactive design thinking, the challenges of international service, and how the principles of the Leadership Compass help you better manage a team?  And all in the same day?   LearnServe International’s 1st Social Action Summit!   The Summit, held…

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60 Ways to Change the World

March 5, 2014 Clean water for Pakistan.  End discrimination and bullying.  Teach dental hygiene. What would you do to change the world? For a sneak preview of what our 70 LearnServe Fellows are doing, check out the elevator pitches they presented last December — then  join us on …

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“Can’t Stop. Won’t Wait.”

January 20, 2014 Reflections on the importance of taking action. “There are four words young people are told when proposing something new,” explained Aaron Jenkins, Executive Director of Operation Understanding DC and guest facilitator at the LearnServe Fellows’ winter retreat.  “Those four words are:  Can’t.  Stop.  Wait.  Don’t.”…

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LearnServe Fellows Prepare to Speak Out

December 11, 2013 Meet LearnServe Fellows Madison and Alichea, Parkdale High School When is the last time you saw someone teased, harassed, or picked on simply because of who they are? Did you recognize it as bullying? Stand up to the perpetrator? Console the person these attacks were…

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