Service-learning as a methodology and a movement has achieved a quantum jump in the last few years. Nationally, it has been given strong impetus by the commitment of Congress and President Clinton. A few years ago, Congress authorized significant start-up funds to make grants to states. A number of states. already extensively involved in service-learning, received substantial grants. Pennsylvania, our home base, for example. received sufficient funds to support, initially, 44 school and community programs throughout the state. Last year. there were 66 programs: and this year. it will go over 90. And Pennsylvania· s growth of support is replicated in many states.
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