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Catholic Resources

Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching - A brief synopsis of the seven major themes of Catholic Social Teaching, provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
List of Foundational Documents for Catholic Social Teaching - A list provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which links to major papal, Vatican, and bishop statements concerning Catholic Social Teaching and related issues.
Diocese of Davenport - Office of Social Action - Coordinating office for the Davenport diocese for all aspects of social action, including advocacy agencies, peace and justice opportunities, Pro-Life activities, and other avenues of outreach for the diocese.
Catholic Volunteer Network - Non-profit membership of over 200 domestic and international lay volunteer programs, coordinating over 19,000 volunteers in the U.S. and in 112 other countries.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) - Nationwide association of major Catholic colleges and universities. 
Catholic Higher Education and Catholic Social Teaching: A Vision Statement - A product of the ACCU, this statement is meant to provide an easily understood vision for how Catholic colleges and universities can engage Catholic Social Teaching. 

National Agencies - Service

Catholic Charities - National office for Catholic charities nationwide. Works to provide needs assistance and advocacy for millions of Americans each year, and one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country.
Catholic Relief Services - The official humanitarian relief organization of the Catholic Church in the United States. Mission is to serve people around the world (over 100 million people in 91 countries on five continents).  Serves a wide variety of needs, from hunger and thirst, to education, to health care, to disaster relief and humanitarian aid, and many more.
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll - White House sponsored campaign to recognize service by instutions of higher learning all across the nation.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - An international organization (over 600,000 globally) which promotes charity and social justice through providing food, shelter, clothing, and care for those who are in need.United Way - With agencies in 45 countries and territories, United Way is committed to helping communities flourish through improving education, income stability, and promoting healthy lives.

National Agencies - Service Learning

American Association of Colleges and Universities: "The Civic Promise of Service Learning"
http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/le-sp05/le-sp05perspective2.cfm

Service Learning as a High-Impact Educational Practice
http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/hip_tables.pdf

International Association for Research on Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Research on good practices in service learning and home of the International Journal of Research on Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Research Primer on Service Learning
Literature review, assessment tools, and web-based resources  
https://www.nationalserviceresources.gov/files/r4184-service-learning-research-primer.pdf

Corporation for National and Community Service: National Service Knowlege Network.
A focused site and resources on service learning within the Corporation on National and Community Service
https://www.nationalserviceresources.gov/service-learning

Tips for Reflection and Student Journals in Service Learning 
https://www.nationalserviceresources.gov/files/sample-forms/Reflection_Journal.PDF