A Spectrum of Service: Combining Paid Service and Volunteerism: Strategies for Effective Practice in School Settings

  • Description

This is the second report in a series from P/PV's Spectrum of Service (SOS) project. P/PV has created a learning community by giving two-year grants to seven sites, supporting the expansion of efforts to combine the work of paid and unpaid service providers in enhancing youth's educational outcomes. Sites gather in a series of cross-site conferences to provide peer support and to exchange information and program data. This report shares the experiences of these sites as they endeavor to develop partnerships with, and work within, public schools to support young people's educational achievement, and describes the strategies that the SOS sites have used not only to combine the work of volunteers and paid service providers, but to do so in a public school setting.