It amasses evidence-based tools and peer-reviewed research to advance best practices in global learning, community-university partnership, & sustainable development. It is edited and overseen by researchers and practitioners who work with multiple methods and represent diverse fields, all concerned with the question of how to responsibly and ethically grow partnerships between educational institutions and communities.
Following the 2013 International Service-Learning Summit at Northwestern University, and building on a vision set forth at the first International Service-Learning Summit at Washington University in St. Louis, several institutions stepped forward to strengthen the development of globalsl.org.
Current sponsors include Cornell University, Duke University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Each of these institutions has demonstrated leadership and commitment by investing in this website as a space to accumulate existing research and best practice development at the nexus of global learning, community-university partnership, and sustainable development. Additional partners and friends include Child Family Health International, Elon University, Queens University of Charlotte, the University of Kentucky, Amizade Global Service-Learning, Azusa Pacific University, and Rutgers University.
This initiative is made possible in part through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, which is dedicated to encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership. The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.
Deepest thanks to the Building Bridges Coalition, which played a key role in the 1st International Service-Learning Summit. That summit brought together globalsl’s original sponsor community. Building Bridges continues as the key consortium advancing international volunteering.