Nonprofits and Careers

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

What is the role of nonprofit organizations in the economy and for the common good? 

Photo Credit:  Main Street, Oneonta, New York by Kent Kanouse is licensed under CC by 2.0


Unit Overview 

Learners distinguish between the nonprofit sector and the for-profit sector and identify some of the more common characteristics of each. Using the Action Without Borders/ website, learners investigate local and national nonprofit organizations by researching their histories, services, and target populations, as well as job opportunities.

Service Experience 
The learners create and display informational posters in a school display area so that other learners may gain information about local nonprofits, their work, and importance to the common good.
Lessons in This Unit