Joan L. Liptrot

Joan Lennon Liptrot is the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Education and Service Learning in Levittown, Pennsylvania. She provides training and technical assistance to schools, community, and faith based organizations as well as National Service programs. With 20 years of experience in education, international teacher training, and curriculum development, she has helped youth and adults develop, expand, and enhance their service-learning practice. Co-author of “Getting Started In Service-Learning” and “Developing Citizenship Through Community Development” Joan works to develop high quality models of service learning programs that can be replicated successfully across the country. For the past several years Joan has been working closely with members of the Richland School District 2 Youth Action Council (YAC) in Columbia, SC. In addition to building youth leadership skills among the YAC members, Joan has been working with teams of students to develop a team of “Youth Facilitators”. These 8th through 12th grade students are training their peers and teachers in service learning as well as conducting interactive presentations at state and national conferences.

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