Thursday, March 26, 2015



Ms. O'Melia with 7th grader designers of displayed and OKC
National Memorial and Museum
Ms. Cherylynn O'Melia, Middle School SEE (Seven and Eight Grade Exploration)  Service Coordinator and Mrs. Carmen Clay'74, UD Service-Learning Director, will represent Casady at the 26th National Service-Learning Learning Conference in Washington D.C., April 7-12.

One voice, trying to make positive change in the world, can be heard by many, but when hundreds, even thousands of voices come together they can be heard across the country and the world. Lasting, impactful change occurs when voices unite and become More Powerful Together.

More Powerful Together, the 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®, will gather more than 1,500 youth and adults from across the country and around the world for three days of learning, inspiration, and connection. This intergenerational event creates a unique atmosphere, where youth bring incredible energy and passion to discussions on education and social policy. Both youth and adults gain the tools, resources, ideas, and support to return home to improve their practice, their schools, and their communities. It is the opportunity to become More Powerful Together.


April 8, 2015 :9:00-6:30 
As the world population has grown beyond six billion, Shinnyo-en Foundation’s peace initiative,
“Six Billion Paths to Peace,” evolved i to 
Infinite Paths to Peace
The Service-Learning World Forum: Beyond Borders, Beyond Boundaries and International reception, Sponsor: Shinnyo-en Foundation.  The Service-Learning World Forum is an unprecedented opportunity for sharing on issues that require bold global actions.

Discover how service-learning is implemented from Ireland, to Argentina, to the Middle East. Hear from innovative youth leaders who are addressing the world’s most urgent global issues. 
Click here to see the agenda for the World Forum and see who is presenting.

Celebrating 20 years supporting servant leaders

Casady Peace Team and Service Learning LD Teacher with President of Shinnyo-en Foundation
Showcase 2014:  Peace Week @ Casady School and Fair Trade Chocolate Project

Thursday April 9, 9-3:30 : Diving Deep: Strategies to Transform Service-Learning Concepts and Best Practice
Hosted by Cathryn Berger Kaye, Audience: K-16 Teachers and Administrators

Experience new and effective approaches to illuminate service-learning ideas that meet the needs of 21st century learners. These strategies have proven highly effective within schools in the United States and across the globe. The aim: to provoke and promote deep understanding of critical issues and to expand how youth approach designing plans that make meaningful contributions. In what ways can we ensure our students have essential skills to be change-makers? What is the role of the adult? What are the amazing possibilities for the learners? ​And how do we do all of this and connect to the curriculum? ​Our work together will be highly engaging with resources provided. All who attend will walk out the door with effective ways to enliven service learning best practice. 

Author and international consultant Cathryn Berger Kaye is known for modeling engaging methods that can be integrated in everyday teaching. Her transparency while presenting ensures understanding regarding the depth and dimensions of her approach. Cathryn is the author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning and two service-learning books coauthored with environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau. Cathryn will be traveling 188 days this academic year to provide professional development around the world in K-12 and higher education. For additional information visit or email

Thursday 3:00-3:45. Newcomers and refresher orientation 
Thursday 4:00-5:30 Opening plenary
Thursday 5:30-7:30 Expo -Exhibit Hall-DC celebration
Thursday 7:30-8:00. Networking reception
Thursday 8:00- 11:00 Service Learning coordinators reception and networking

Friday 8-9 How would Steve Jobs design a project?
Friday 9:15 -10:05 Behind the scenes coordinators of service
Friday 10:30 -11:30  Give your passion a voice or Fostering inter group harmony through service and education or Social Entrepreneurs
Friday 1:30-2:30 Showcase Walk
Mr. Bush Showcases LD 3rd Grade Service-Lerning Project: Fair Trade Chocolate
2014 NYLC Service-Learning Conference

Casady Peace Team Showcases Casady Peace Week
2014 NYLC Service-Learning Conference

Friday 2:45-3:45 Children + Parents + Action
Friday 4:00 -4:30 Assistance Occupation Kits
Friday 4:45-5:15 How to win partners or Moving from project approach to service learning

Workshops and Day of Service
Saturday 8-9  Peace, Love and Service Learning 
Saturday 10:30- 11:00 Celebration Gathering

11:00- 5:00. Day of Service and guided Museums Tour/Cherry Blossom Festival by Mary Rogers, NYLC Award winner Service-Learning practitioner and Program of the Year from Abignton High School, Pennsylvania