Founder

WHO IS THE FOUNDER?

Liz Pitofsky

Liz started the Service Learning Project (SLP) after working at The After-School Corporation (TASC) (www.tascorp.org) for more than 10 years, where she created a service learning after-school initiative for students in grades 5-12. Liz developed the program content, trained and provided technical assistance to staff, and worked directly with students at more than 20 public elementary, middle, and high schools throughout New York City.

Liz launched SLP in 2010 with the creation of a Residency Program which she co-taught with elementary and middle public school teachers in Brooklyn, New York. Since then, SLP has grown exponentially to serve close to 1,000 students per year through school-day, after-school, and summer programs in NYC and Vermont, as well as across the country through SLP’s new virtual program. Liz has trained many SLP Faculty as well as Department of Education and other school staff on how to facilitate SLP’s proven effective model of action civics. She is passionate about kids and service, and dedicated to helping ensure that all youth have opportunities to make their voices heard.

Liz has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and is the mother of two NYC kids who love to help solve problems in their community.