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LearnServe puts young people in the driver’s seat like no other organization
LearnServe Fellows Christina (left) and Jessica (right) display the strategic plan for their social venture, Act Up - amplifying teen voices through the arts at the LearnServe Fellows Panels and Venture Fair.

Want to change the world? Start with LearnServe. We help the rising generation of young leaders, problem solvers, and entrepreneurs create sustainable, community-based change.

LearnServe Fellows design and launch their own “social ventures” - projects to benefit their neighborhoods and schools. They connect with like-minded students from public, independent, and charter schools across the Washington, DC area. They meet leading local organizations tackling poverty, discrimination, climate change, civic engagement, and other pressing social problems. They work closely with business mentors from local companies. They emerge with stronger leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

Get Involved +

The LearnServe Fellows program is open to rising 10th and 11th grade students at public, charter, and independent schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

The program meets weekly, September through May, on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at metro accessible locations. Additionally, students attend an overnight Fall Retreat in September, a day-long Winter Retreat in January, and a Social Action Summit in February.

The LearnServe Fellows program requires a non-refundable enrollment fee of $225.00 to be paid once accepted into the program. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information email our Programs Manager Alessandra Clará

Meet Our Partners +

Students from more than 60 schools have participated in the LearnServe Fellows Program since 2006. Interested in joining LearnServe as a participating school? Email our Programs Manager Alessandra Clará to find out how. Check out our list of participating schools below.

DC Public Schools

  • Ballou High School
  • Benjamin Banneker Academic Senior High School
  • Cardozo Education Campus
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus – Bell Multicultural High School
  • Eastern Senior High School
  • Luke C. Moore Academy
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Roosevelt High School
  • School Without Walls
  • Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

DC Charter Schools

  • Capital City Public Charter School
  • Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy – Capitol Hill Campus
  • Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy – Parkside Campus
  • D.C. International School
  • E. L. Haynes
  • Friendship Collegiate
  • Friendship Tech Prep
  • Maya Angelou Public Charter School
  • Paul Public Charter School
  • SEED Public Charter School
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy
  • Washington Mathematics Science and Technology Public Charter School
  • Washington Latin

Montgomery County Public Schools

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
  • Albert Einstein High School
  • Montgomery Blair High School
  • Richard Montgomery High School
  • Northwood High School
  • Rockville High School
  • Springbrook High School
  • Wheaton High School
  • Walt Whitman High School
  • Winston Churchill High School

Prince George’s County Public Schools

  • Central High School
  • Northwestern High School
  • Parkdale High School

Fairfax County Public Schools

  • Annandale High School
  • Centreville High School
  • Chantilly High School
  • Falls Church High School
  • George Marshall High School
  • J.E.B. Stuart High School
  • McLean High School
  • Oakton High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • W. T. Woodson High School

Independent Schools

  • Bullis School
  • Edmund Burke
  • Elizabeth Seton
  • Field School
  • Flint Hill
  • French International School
  • Georgetown Day School
  • Georgetown Prep
  • Holton-Arms School
  • Landon School
  • Maret School
  • National Cathedral School
  • The Potomac School
  • Sandy Spring Friends School
  • Sidwell Friends School
  • St. Albans School
  • St. Andrews Episcopal School
  • Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
  • Washington International School

For Our Community

Are you currently part of the LearnServe Fellows program? Stay up-to-date with the meeting schedule, deadlines, assignments, and supplemental materials. We’ll see you at the next LearnServe event.

Have a question? Email our Programs Manager Alessandra Clará.

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