There are no lack of resources and tools on the internet to help you understand:
The potential of engaging students in their community
How CSL projects are integrated into schools and communities.
Community Works Institute
CWI is very grassroots with many examples from Vermont. Don't miss their exemplars.
The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas funds this, so you know the force is strong with this one!
This site includes lots of great videos to watch.
Learning for a Sustainable Future
A Canadian website with lots of environmental stewardship projects. It’s easy to apply for a grant. They are really nice people. Call them!
Lots of ideas and resources about preserving and celebrating our history.