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Welcome to the Learn and Serve America Program in Illinois

Learn and Serve America is a federally funded grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), for schools, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations participating in the Service Learning movement.

What is Service Learning?

“Service learning is a tool which allows students to become actively engaged in their studies as well as leaders in their communities,” Lt. Governor Pat Quinn said. “By linking public service to the academic curriculum, students grow into real world problem solvers, and I look forward to working with you to expand service learning in Illinois.”

This website is designed to provide you with information and pertinent resources to support service-learning programs, practitioners, students, and researchers throughout the Land of Lincoln. If you need any additional information, please contact my office by phone at 312/814-5220 or by e-mail


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Lt. Governor Quinn recognizes the winners of the Chicago Elementary School Netraiser Challenge

CHICAGO - January 16, 2009.  Lt. Governor Quinn presents the winners of the Chicago Elementary School Netraiser Challenge with a classroom set of low-cost laptops.

Lt. Governor Quinn addresses students and educators at the 2008 Illinois State K-16 Service-Learning Conference

CHICAGO - November 12, 2008.  Lt. Governor Quinn joined with students, teachers and service-learning practitioners from 42 school districts at the 2008 Illinois State K-16 Service-Learning Conference.

Lt. Governor Quinn launches Chicago Elementary School Netraiser Challenge

CHICAGO - September 12, 2008. Lt. Governor Quinn kicks off Netraiser Challenge, encouraging K-5 classrooms to sign up to save lives and at the same time, win free laptops.

Lt. Governor Quinn launches web-based Monarch butterfly conservation initiative

CHICAGO - September 6, 2008. Lt. Governor Quinn joined with conservationists and educators to kick-off a statewide K-12 science project to track the international flight of the Monarch butterfly on Saturday.