Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm excited about the 10 Nashville schools that are deeply committed to service-learning and youth empowerment.

The Developing Community Leaders (DCL) program is a leadership development program offered in ten Nashville high schools that pairs a college-level leadership development curriculum with service-learning to equip high school students to be leaders now and in the future.

The Center for Asset Development has partnered with this group for a long time, helping to build community partnerships, develop curriculum, and train teachers. It's a great group of folks!

January 15, 2010 (8 am - 1:30 pm), DCL students and teachers will meet together with community organizations that are interested in working with the DCL program. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the students - they will share their vision for improving their own school and community, and organizations will learn more about how they can partner with students to achieve that vision.

To RSVP or get more information, email Melissa Jaggers at

(information from Alignment Nashville's e-newsletter)