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Clarkston's Project Design


Inspire. Empower. Engage.

Use the tools and process below to guide your project from design, implementation to evaluation / reflection.


Rolling Deadline- send to your building Liaison for initial review

This document uses the IPARDC process to help you organize your project. Whether funds are requested or not, this tool will help you design an effective project for you and your students.

Click Here for Project Design Template

Send you completed project to your building liaison for feedback.  Then, send a final draft to Christine Rogers for final review.



Promote the great work you and your students are engaged in. Plan to post photos on Facebook, Instagram and / or Twitter using #clarkstonasl

Contact Clarkston News and other media organizations with your celebration date.

Invite your administrator, colleagues, student families, Board of Education members and community partners to your project celebration.



For Funding Approved Project Design Overviews

If your Project Design Overview was approved with funding, you will need to consider reimbursement process.

If using your credit card/cash:

  • Use your school’s TAX ID. The grant does not reimburse sales tax.
  • Complete Supply Reimbursement form and send it via interoffice mail to Christine Rogers at CHS. Click here for the Supply Reimbursement form. Deadline for spending reimbursement 4/30.

If purchasing online:

  • If you pay with your credit card, follow steps above, however TAX ID may not work for every site.
  • If your office staff has purchased items for your project, have them contact Radhika Issac for account number to reconcile the school’s credit card payment. Deadline for school credit card purchases is April 30th.


Your Input is Needed!

Once your project is completed, take time to reflect and provide information to continue growing Academic Service Learning!





May 22, 2019, 6:30pm - Clarkston Junior High School

Teachers, students, families and community partners are invited to join us in celebrating our Academic Service Learning experiences.

Teachers plan for the following:

  1. Prepare a brief 3 minute presentation of your project for the showcase event. You may choose a few students to share during the entire hour or rotate groups to accommodate more student shares.
  2. Presentation highlights should include:
  • Community Partner and Need
  • Curriculum Connection
  • Student Reflection
  1. Prepare a tri-fold project display board that include various components of your project. Contact your liaison and / or Christine Rogers ([email protected]) for your board. We appreciate your boards as they are used to showcase our ASL work in professional learning and conference presentations.
  2. Your liaison has worked with our team to contact your community partner. We’ve invited them to use this as an opportunity to showcase their services at a table. To learn if your partner is joining our celebration, check in with your liaison. The letter we shared with community partner(s) is on the next page as a reference.
  3. You should receive an email inviting you to the celebration. We ask that you use that format to invite your families and community members. We appreciate your help with getting the word out.
  4. Plan to be at Clarkston Junior High School by 6:15 to set up your presentation. Program promptly begins at 6:30pm.


Click here for our Spotlight on Service details.


Our Partners



Michigan Academic Standards - When filling out your Project Design Overview, copy the standard and paste it into your document.


Kids Helping Kids - Focuses on how children can help with hunger through Gleaners Food Bank.

Learning to Give **- Search this resource warehouse for lesson ideas and support.

Youth Service America** - Youth Changing the World through Kindness. EXCELLENT project ideas: search by cause, length, topic .

Oakland County Parks - Check out their calendar and upcoming events. Many partner opportunities are available.

Random Acts of Kindness** - Website with wonderful service opportunities and ideas. They have a link for specific plans that could be valuable for K-8 ASL projects.

Season of Service (SOS) - Projects organized by national holidays and other days of celebration.


ASL Workshop Reflections -CORENA BELL shared these reflection ideas during our ASL workshops.

FUNDING - - -Similar to a go fund me pages.

Learning to Give - Mini grants available for projects. Rolling deadlines, due on the 22nd of each month. Current listing of educational grants with the goal of helping teachers find and secure the resources available to help them to educate children. Also lists fundraising ideas and connections to grant writers and writing resources. - Good, searchable site. With an ASL search category and a lot of science grant opportunities.

Youth Service America - Grant with various community partners available.

Professional Learning

We offer professional learning experiences that best fit each educator's journey! We offer levels of learning at our district along with workshops & seminars at conferences.

Each workshop provides TIME to design, plan, and create your project.

2018-2019 Workshop Offerings

ASL 101 - Dive Right In! November 13, 2018

New to ASL? Learn about the benefits and essential elements of Academic Service Learning. Educators will be provided with a binder of resources and time to plan a project.

ASL 201 - Fun & Challenging October 25, 2018 OR February 5, 2019

Join us for a day of serving in the community and strengthening your Academic Service Learning project. Educators will get an opportunity to visit a community partner, review key aspects of ASL, and have time to plan.

ASL 301 - Connecting & Elevating November 1, 2018 OR January 31, 2019

This workshop will provide educators time to reflect, connect, and elevate their existing Academic Service Learning projects. The day will include instructional planning time and work with Project Based Learning components.

Workshop Time & Location

8:00am - 3:00pm

Clarkston Community Schools Board Office

Cost: Free