#GivingTuesday 2017

High School students launch non-profits and social enterprises. LearnServe International helps them turn life experiences and personal passions into social change.
The 2016 LearnServe Zambia group sends their greetings and gratitude from southern Africa.

What if every high school student graduated with the vision of a leader, the tenacity of an entrepreneur, and the passion of a change-maker? We believe young people have the power to create change... and social change work can transform young leaders.

Through interconnected programs, LearnServe equips DC-area students with the 21st century skills and motivation they need to transform their communities. The LearnServe Fellows program teaches high schoolers the fundamentals of business planning and entrepreneurship, guiding them as they create and launch their own "social ventures." The most promising social ventures maximize their impact in the intensive LearnServe Incubator. Our Seeding Social Innovation curriculum brings social entrepreneurship courses into local schools. LearnServe Abroad offers summer trips to Jamaica, Paraguay, South Africa, and Zambia where students support ongoing development efforts in poverty, HIV/AIDS, education, and the environment (70% receive financial aid).

Since 2004, LearnServe has engaged 1,500+ students at nearly 50 DC-area schools, inspiring kids first to change their communities ... and then the world. Won’t you join them on the journey? Social innovation starts with you.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy:   The Catalogue selected us as one of its featured nonprofits! Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across Greater Washington. The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

Contact LearnServe International:
Scott Rechler
Director & CEO

    PO Box 6203
Washington, DC 20015
202 370 1865


Our Wishlist

Support LearnServe's 15th Anniversary Social Innovation Starts with You!

Seed grant for 1 student-led social venture

Expenses for 1 week of a service trip to Zambia

1 year of social entrepreneurship training for 1 student