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SLP Students Join the Fight for Gun Control

In February, after the horrific shooting that took the lives of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida, seniors at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn decided it was time to take action.  They had just started  SLP’s Residency Program

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Discovering the Root Cause: School Food Waste

A critical component of the SLP model is that projects are as student-driven as possible, at every step of the process. It’s always exciting to see students light up the moment they realize they are “in charge.” During the first

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At Fourteen Years Old, Tackling Police Brutality

When eighth graders at Boerum Hill School for International Studies (BHS) gathered for their first SLP session, the tragic massacre in Las Vegas was fresh in their minds. During their issue brainstorming session, gun violence and terrorism were early suggested

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SLP’s Spring Benefit: Thank you!

It takes a village to make the Service Learning Project’s (SLP) work with Brooklyn youth possible, and we were thrilled to celebrate with our incredible community of donors, friends, and school partners! This year’s event, held at the fabulous Invisible

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Ask the Young, They Know Everything

We hope you will join us at the Service Learning Project’s (SLP) second annual spring benefit! To purchase tickets, click here

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Reflections on 2017

Happy 2018! SLP is continuing to grow and we are thrilled to welcome three new faculty members.  Amber, Allie, and Rutvika (pictured below) are joining SLP for the spring session of our Residency Program and Service Clubs.  Learn more about

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Happy Holidays from SLP!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead  At SLP, the approach of the holidays means that students in our fall Residency Program

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A Note of Gratitude

There is much to be worried about these days; and it can overwhelm the best of us. At SLP, we are grateful for the inspiration and energy of our Fall 2017 students: more than 200 Brooklyn youth ranging in age

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Community Advocacy in Sunset Park

Earlier this month, we participated in NYC Women in Action’s Youth-Parent Summit at PS 172 in Sunset Park- we were thrilled to contribute to this amazing event! Supported by Citizen’s Committee of NYC, the summit brought together neighborhood leaders, advocates,

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on Civic Engagement

  “Our voices can effect change. If you don’t have a dollar to spend, you can  make your voice heard and make an enormous difference.  Frankly, that’s what we have, and  there’s enormous power in the plurality of our voices.” 

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