Global-to-Local Service-Learning

IWA’s Global-to-Local Service-Learning Initiative grew out of a collaboration with Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) to incorporate global perspectives into a district-wide service-learning requirement.

Service-learning is a high-impact instructional practice that connects classroom learning across the curriculum to action in the world.  During the process, students investigate issues facing our community and the world, prepare and plan how to take action on that issue, evaluate and assess progress, and demonstrate and celebrate their learning and accomplishments.  Personal and group reflection is an integral part of the service-learning process.  Global perspectives can be integrated into any phase of the process.

Global-to-local service-learning encourages youth to identify shared challenges facing our local and global communities, and learn from approaches being used around the world.

IWA offers occasional professional development workshops on global-to-local service-learning and curricular support to interested teachers.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Nicole Palasz at