Prospective Students

Calling all aspiring changemakers! LearnServe is creating a culture of youth-led social innovation in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

LearnServe Fellows Jessica M. (left) and Christina C. (right) perform a poem to illustrate the power of amplifying teen voices with the arts through their social venture Act Up at a LearnServe Gala.

Prospective Students 

Calling all aspiring changemakers! LearnServe trains young social entrepreneurs in DC, Maryland, and Virginia to create change.

Through an after-school program, an intensive startup incubator, international trips, and in-school classes, LearnServe trains young social entrepreneurs. We help middle and high school students in the greater Washington, DC area take action in their communities.

We’re looking for young innovators like you to join us! Learn more below.

How can I start a social venture? LearnServe Fellows +

In the LearnServe Fellows Program, design and launch your own “social venture,” an organization or project that will benefit your school or community. Connect with like-minded students from a diverse network of schools across the region. Meet leading local organizations tackling pressing social issues. Work closely with business mentors from companies, organizations, and start-ups. Strengthen your skills and find your voice as an entrepreneur.

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How can I scale an existing social venture? LearnServe Incubator +

Already leading a promising social venture? Maximize your impact in the LearnServe Incubator! Embark on customer discovery. Develop and test prototypes of your product or service. Connect with a mentor, deepen your knowledge of startup models, and pitch for seed funding in our intensive incubator.

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How can I innovate in another country? LearnServe Abroad +

Experience global social entrepreneurship first-hand through LearnServe Abroad. Travel to Jamaica, Paraguay, South Africa, or Zambia. Collaborate with in-country peers to design and implement volunteer projects. Back home, create action plans to spread awareness and raise support for the communities you served.

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How can I bring social entrepreneurship to my classroom? Seeding Social Innovation +

LearnServe’s Seeding Social Innovation curriculum brings social entrepreneurship into middle and high school classrooms across the DC area. LearnServe trains teachers to support students through the venture creation process. Design and launch a project to create positive change at your school. Deepen your entrepreneurial vision, leadership skills, and global perspectives. Share this page with your teacher or administrator to get your school on board!

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Current Students

Are you currently enrolled in one of our programs? Stay up-to-date with deadlines, events, assignments, and supplemental materials.  

Questions? Check out our programs or contact us for more information.

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