Community Engagement & Service Learning

Community Engagement & Service Learning Coordinators and Educators

FCE’s Community Engagement and Service Learning Peer Network gathering will introduce several community engagement activities that teachers can use in their classrooms/advisories, as well as provide time to share ideas within LS, MS, US, and school-wide groups.

This Peer Network is specially designed for: 

  • Teachers (K-12) who facilitate service-learning/community engagement activities in their classrooms or advisories.
  • Directors of Service-Learning, Community Engagement, City Curriculum, Outdoor Education, Discovery Learning, etc.
  • Directors of Equity, Inclusion, & belonging
  • Educators seeking to: 
    • expand your pedagogical toolbox to support equity & social justice in any subject area
    • create a sense of belonging in classrooms/schools
    • strengthen students’ motivation to learn 
    • support students in responding with empathy
    • enhance the use of Quaker decision-making process in classrooms
    • implement student-led civic action projects

The first portion of the program, from 9-11:15am, will be available via Zoom.*

9:00-9:15 Welcome (hybrid)* 

9:15-10:00 Community Building Activity (hybrid)*

10:00-10:45 Need in Deed in Quaker Schools (hybrid)*

10:45-11:15 Small Group Discussions (hybrid)*

11:15-12:00 Need in Deed “Photo Reflection” Activity

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:30 Emerging Social Issues (small groups)

1:30-2:00  Large Group Discussion (Q&A)

2:00-2:45  Worship Sharing

2:45-3:00  Announcements and Closing


October 25, 2023
Wed [9am-3pm]
@ Friends Center

FEES: $80 per participant
[incl breakfast snacks & lunch]

The first portion of the program, from 9-11:15am, will be available via Zoom.*

Validated Parking $18

Program Leadership

Need in Deed’s unique approach to teaching and learning starts with educators, invites students to advocate for change, and connects the classroom with the community. In all that we do, we are guided by a vision that honors every child’s right to a high-quality education, acknowledges every child’s potential, dismantles racist and oppressive systems, prioritizes social-emotional well-being, and puts students at the center of the learning experience.