Each year, Learning to Give works with a Summer Teacher in Residence. For ten weeks in the summer, one Detroit-area teacher helps develop resources, make connections with Wayne County teachers, and guide the direction of philanthropy education. They share their passion for empowering all students through volunteering and community awareness by creating resources and connecting with teachers in the community.
Resources Created by Teachers in Residence
Each summer the Teacher in Residence applies their area of professional interest toward helping other Wayne County educators and leaders connect to their community and take philanthropic action to address needs creatively. Check out their great work here.
"With Learning to Give, my students were able to make a connection between what we were doing in the classroom and the local community. Many of them for the first time in their lives had the feeling that they were a valued member of the community." - Detroit teacher
Want help facilitating a service-learning project? Here are several resources for you about the process:
- An animated 3.5 minute youth-friendly video that lays out the basics
- Service-Learning 101: A Guide for Leaders
- Service-Learning in the Classroom: Investigation, a guide with tips and links for teacher use
- A four-part teacher mini-course about service-learning with lots of examples, which earns you professional development credits
- This Get Started page provides tips for building community, developing skills and knowledge, and taking action.
Detroit and Local Resources
This list of identified nonprofits can be both good sources of information and partners for service-learning activities.
We compiled some websites and resources related to policy, voting, and advocacy in Wayne County.