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Service Projects

Columbia Heights Educational Campus – International Film Festival – Fellows lead an after-school international film club as a tool to broaden students’ understanding of the world and spark their interest in global issues.

Communities in Schools (CIS) – Fellows work to develop an international learning project to foster mutual understanding, learning, and cross-cultural connections across communities in Washington, DC and around the world. The 2013-2014 Fellow works to design a unique program for middle school students at Hart and Cardozo Education Campuses to learn about each other’s community, create service learning projects, and reach out to form a partnership with middle school students in another part of the world.

DC Bilingual Public Charter School Fellows collaborate with teachers and academics to develop the DC Bilingual Artifact Library. This library provides students and teachers at this Spanish immersion public charter school the opportunity to bring their social studies curriculum through a collection of historical and scientific 3-D “artifacts”. The library allows students to visualize and manipulate historical and social objects that enhance their studies and understanding of peoples around the world.

Global Kids Fellows work to support program development and training, developing and co-facilitating interactive, experiential workshops and activities for Global Kid's weekly, school-based academic programs and after-school leadership groups. Fellows support academic programs, implement field trips, special events and action projects with Washington-area community groups and schools focusing on global and local issues.

KidPowerDC Fellows support service learning and entrepreneurship through the VeggieTime Project. Fellows support programs in curriculum development, training, and the development of entrepreneurial skills. Fellows also support the Citizenship Project, where youth complete a literacy-building and civic engagement curriculum.

LearnServe International – Fellows provide support to the LearnServe Fellows Program, guiding high school students as they design and launch their own social ventures and action projects to serve their schools and communities. Students are introduced to local social entrepreneurs, taught core leadership and business planning skills, and then are supported as they get their own community projects off the ground. Fellows assist in designing and teaching classroom lessons and offering LearnServe Fellows one-on-one venture support.

Little Friends For Peace (LFFP) Fellows partner with LFFP in teaching peace at an early age so that children can live peace at every age. They seek to develop Skills for Peace in children and adults in our community. Fellows provide direct support in teaching and mentoring children, adults and families in the area of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. Fellows also support LFFP with organizational development, public relations and communications strategies.

Peace Corps Community Archive (PCCA) at the American University Library – Development and Communications. Volunteers assist work with the PCCA to collect, exhibit, and provide educational and public programs that document the experiences and impact of individuals who served in the Peace Corps and of individuals and institutions in host countries.

Woodrow Wilson High School – Fellows provide academic support and cultural enrichment for participating in the Wilson International Studies Program (WISP). WISP is a DCPS magnet program which develops critical thinking skills through the exploration of global issues and world cultures.

Yu Ying Public Charter School – Yu Ying is the first Public Charter in Washington, DC to offer Chinese language immersion programs. As an International Baccalaureate World school, Washington Yu Ying students also have an obligation to ‘take action’ in service to community, both local and global. Fellows support the development of International Baccalaureate curriculum called the Community Action Service, encouraging students to build on their understanding of community values through positive impact on others.

Contact Us

For more information on these partnerships and Peace Corps programs, please contact:

Stephen W. Angelsmith
School of International Service
sangelsmith@american.edu
202-885-1646