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Learn and Serve Homeland Security Grant

PennSERVE: The Governor's Office of Citizen Service is pleased to collaborate with The Institute for Global Education and Service Learning (IGESL), and the New Jersey Commission for National and Community Service, to offer this grant opportunity to eligible K-12 schools throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The details of the YODA (Youth Organized for Disaster Action) Program can be accessed by visiting and clicking on the Homeland Security Program button.
The purpose of the LSA Homeland Security Program is to address homeland security and disaster response concerns by engaging students in service-learning activities in their schools and communities. The grant provides resources to school districts to:
  1. educate teachers and administrators about the benefits of connecting homeland security issues and service-learning;
  2. create, develop, and offer service-learning opportunities for K-12 students that enhance academic learning, workplace-readiness skills, character, and citizenship;
  3. bring volunteers into schools;
  4. encourage young people to pursue further education and training;
  5. support service-learning coordinators.
For further information, contact Kristen Kugelman, YODA Program Manager, Institute for Global Education and Service Learning, Levittown, PA: 215-943-2718 or