Congress promotes NCFL’s Family Service Learning initiative

Family Service Learning, a framework that facilitates family-generated community service projects, was recognized today by Representatives John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Van Taylor (R-TX) and Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). A Congressional resolution introduced this week designates the week of November 1-5, 2021 as “National Family Service Learning Week.” This is the sixth consecutive year Congress has supported a resolution highlighting Family Service Learning.

Developed by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) in 2013, Family Service Learning creates a pathway for low-income families—a segment of the population that is often missing from discussions around national service—to lead community service projects. Through a deliberate, six-component educational program, families identify problems within their own communities and carry out service projects to address them. The projects are researched, designed, and executed by families in their own communities, flipping the paradigm for low-income families who often feel disconnected from community service. 

Learn more about the process and benefits of Family Service Learning in this video:

NCFL will be celebrating National Family Service Learning Week throughout Nov. 1-5. Join us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about Family Service Learning, and hear from participating families by listening to NCFL’s new We the Family podcast!