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Learnserve International

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services

Mission: LearnServe International sparks high school students' passion to make a difference, and equips them with the knowledge, tools, and relationships to effectively drive solutions to pressing global challenges.

Results: Since 2004 LearnServe has: a) helped launch more than 250 emerging social entrepreneurs; b) led more than 400 students and teachers to serve communities in Zambia, Paraguay, Jamaica, Japan, China, and Ethiopia; and c) directly engaged more than 2,500 young people in social innovation.

Target demographics: High School students in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

Geographic areas served: DC, MD, and VA

Programs: LearnServe Fellows - social entrepreneurship training: students design and launch their own social ventures. LearnServe Abroad - hands-on service-learning in Zambia, Paraguay, and Jamaica.

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Rating: 5

LearnServe International is truly an amazing organization. I've witnessed first hand its tremendous impact. LearnServe is an enabling and mentoring organization that provides the tools and confidence to teenagers to be social entrepreneurs and "changemakers." It's impressive to see what young people can do once they identify a need in their community and are given the support and know how to make things happen.