Readings for Students

Faculty may find some of the following resources useful for introducing a class to service-learning and civic engagement. Have a reading or resource you’d like to add? Email Thanks!

Articles and Web Pages

Books and Chapters

  • The Call of Service: A Witness to Idealism
  • The Civically Engaged Reader: A Diverse Collection of Short Provocative Readings on Civic Activity
  • Counterfeit Community: The Exploitation of Our Longings for Connectedness
  • Education for Democracy: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers
  • The Impossible Will Take a While
  • In the Presence of Fear: Three Essays for a Changed World
  • Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?
  • Leading Change: Leadership, Organization, and Social Movements
  • Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning Across the Disciplines
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed
  • Soul of a Citizen
  • Toxic Charity
  • Twenty Years at Hull-House
  • Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism