From North High School's Website:
"North Community Education Office hosted U.S. State Department professional foreign visitors sponsored by the Minnesota International Center and International Visitor Leadership Program. "IVLP" is a medium for professional and cultural exchange amongst emerging leaders. The program 'VOLUNTEERISM: UNITED WE SERVE is a multi-regional project which honors PRESIDENT OBAMA's vision: Service as a Solution, Expanding Opportunities to Serve, Building Ending Capacity, and Embracing Innovation."
"On Thursday, April 15, 2010 Mrs. Elizabeth-Ann Lasley, Community Education Coordinator for North High School’s 21st Century Learning Center received a surprising call from Hayley Kanlyn, Program Manager , International Visitor Leadership Program, Minnesota International Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota inquiring about the Service Learning projects offered through the partnerships between the school-day and out-of-school programming. The surprise came as a result of the non-profit organization discovering this information on our websites.
The International Visitor Leadership Program
The program is a medium for professional and cultural exchange amongst emerging leaders. The majority of MIC’s participants come to Minnesota under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. Department of State Outlines Project Objectives
Role of local government – volunteer coordination, support for community service
Faith-based approaches to service
Role of Community Foundations -- School visits – service learning in the community, Shadowing NGOs, Service events, Home hospitality