Ildar Akhmetov at CSL'apalooza (photo by Nicolette Little)

I had no idea a conference could be such a blast. At CSL’apalooza, we did everything from farming to helping seniors, and even packing rice for the food bank. This was not your typical conference - it was an un-conference, a place to let loose while learning about Community Service Learning.

The unique set-up of CSL’apalooza truly embodied the essence of service-learning: merging learning goals with community service. We spent two solid days soaking in new experiences and growing together. Big shoutout to David Peacock PhD, Jill Flaman, Erin Kelly, Alyssa McPhail, Katie Kincaid, Zenashe Aytenfisu, and Lisa Prins for making all of this magic happen. I’m walking away inspired, energized, and ready to put all that we’ve learned into action!