ERIC Number: ED359661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Community Service & Service Learning in Arizona: 1993 Evaluation Report for Arizona's "Serve-America" Program.
Sandler, Linda; Vandegrift, Judith A.
Arizona's Serve-America Project is a K-12 community service program funded by the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Through formal school/community agency and youth organization/community agency partnerships, the project is designed to: (1) encourage school-age and out-of-school youth to volunteer their services; (2) increase the number of adult volunteers in Arizona's schools; (3) provide productive, meaningful educational experiences for participants; and (4) emphasize coordination of community agencies. This report describes outcomes achieved by 15 out of the 17 participating projects for 1993. Based on self-reports, programs identified their strengths, some of which include effective student learning components, individualized volunteer service, community involvement, volunteer empowerment, staff commitment, and public recognition. Improvement is needed in the following areas: use of advisory committees; volunteer recruitment; staff reflection; staff/volunteer training; and interagency coordination. It is recommended that evaluators develop clear, operational definitions of terms and work more closely with programs in refining their service learning elements. Two tables and two figures are included. Appendices contain program descriptions, evaluation directions and forms, and demographic data. (Contains 30 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona