ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-08-047

Date Created : 10/09/2007


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Counselors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Alice Barnes Rose, Assistant Commissioner
2007-2008 Learn & Serve Request for Proposals

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Dr. Reginald Wilson

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has received funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service for the School-based Learn and Serve America Program.

Learn and Serve America supports Service Learning programs in schools and community organizations throughout the nation that have helped over one million students from kindergarten through college meet community needs, while improving studentsí academic skills and learning the habits of good citizenship. Learn and Serve grants are used to create new programs or replicate existing programs, as well as to provide training and development to staff, faculty, and volunteers. Service Learning combines service to the community with student learning in a way that improves both the student and the community. It provides students with the opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge gained in the classroom to address real-life situations in communities.

Arkansas sub-grants to local education agencies (LEAs). Funding will be available according to the amount received by the state education agency (SEA). The Learn and Serve application is due by 4:30 pm on November 12, 2007. Mail the original application and three copies to:

Dr. Reginald Wilson
Arkansas Department of Education
Grant Initiatives/Early Childhood Education
RE: Learn and Serve Application
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 110-B
Little Rock, AR 72201

Faxed proposals will not be accepted. The original and each copy should be stapled in the upper left hand corner (do not use special binding). The cover sheet for the Request for Proposal (RFP) must be utilized as the cover sheet for the submitted application. For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Reginald Wilson by phone at 501-682-4847 or e-mail at


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