Responding to the National and Community Service Act of 1990, the California Department of Education developed the CaiServe Initiative to support K-12 service-learning partnerships that would enhance student academic achievement and civic responsibility, increase teacher effectiveness and satisfaction, heighten school district awareness of service-learning, and provide authentic service to the community. The 1997-2000 local evaluation process was designed to assist CaiServe partnerships in the collection of participation and impact data for their local service-learning activities. The data collected were also to be used to develop a statewide profile of service-learning participation and impact across CaiServe's funded partnerships. The profile report summarized here presents the findings from this three-year statewide evaluation effort.
Ammon, Mary Sue; Fureo, Andrew; Chi, Bernadette; and Middaugh, Ellen, "Service-Learning in California: A Profile of the Calserve Service-Learning Partnerships (1997-2000): Executive Summary" (2002). Partnerships/Community. 10.