Forms & Applications

Let’s get started on your Service Learning Award Application!

All Service Learning Award plans funded by the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program have two components – a school and a service partner. The application is submitted by a school (an individual class), grades K-12, in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes. The service partner is required to be a group or school other than your own. It may be a school, Head Start, cause agency such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Council on Aging, Magnolia Community Services, Ronald McDonald House, LSU Coastal Roots, a nursing home, or other agency in your area that addresses needs of the environment, elderly, hungry, homeless, an illness, the arts, etc.

Service Learning Awards are non-competitive. Schools and teachers may submit more than one service learning award application. Award applications are due in the spring, for the following school year.  Applications will be accepted October 3, 2016 – March 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.

The first 10 “Early Birds” (teachers) submitting a service learning application prior to March 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year will receive a gift card at the September 12, 2017 Service Learning Event.  All schools in the 10 parish area may submit service learning applications between October 3, 2016 and March 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.

We want to fund your school!

When completing the service learning application, we request you detail the answers in at least five sentences, addressing each step of service learning beginning with the classroom investigation, preparation for serving, the actual service with the service partner, reflection on the experience, how it will be demonstrated to others and the evaluation of the plan.

Before a service learning experience begins, the school applicant contacts potential service partner(s) to share the idea, plan, and timeline of what the students would like to do to link their classroom learning to addressing the needs of the service partner. It should be a plan of action with a purpose that clearly connects learning and service. With dates set and students knowing their roles, this preparation paves the way to the actual implementation.

Service learning award applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted from October 3, 2016 – March 31, 2017. All applicants and principals will receive a status of application letter in August of 2017. Approved schools will receive a service learning award check issued on September 12, 2017 at the annual Service Learning Event. The Service Learning Team will visit your plan once it is underway. Please keep in touch to let us know how your service learning plans are progressing. You can reach us by phone or email.

Service Learning Application Workshops are offered in October, November, December, January and February.

For more information, please contact us:

Tina Bouzon
504-834-3433 Ext. 215

Jonathan Baynham

Mailing address is 320 Metairie Hammond Highway, Suite 502, Metairie, LA 70005

Phone: 504-834-3433 | Fax: 504-834-3441

Guidelines and forms:

Note: All guidelines on how to complete these forms are in Adobe and require an Adobe reader. If you do not have a reader, you can download one for free at this trusted site. All forms provided below are based in Microsoft Office Word 1997-2003 document.


Changes to existing Application

Expenditure, Evaluation, and Reflection Report


Principal's Special Award

In appreciation for service learning participation and to support current and new service learning, we award the principal of each participating Brown Foundation Service Learning school $1,000 for the school year. Funds may be spent on positive behavior incentives, service ideas suggested by students, matching funds for other school supported programs, establishing an outdoor garden, school beautification efforts, a contest by students, etc.

The Principal’s Special Award Report is due Friday, April 28, 2017, for all schools receiving a 2016-2017school year service learning award.

Principals are required to complete:

Principal's Special Award Report

Educational Visits

Educational visits to The National World War II Museum and the Audubon Institute are offered by the Brown Foundation to all classes receiving a Service Learning Award. Groups are invited as our guest to visit the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Aquarium, The National World War II Museum and/or Beyond All Boundaries movie. As a treat to all funded schools, your group may visit one or more sites.

Details and reservation forms will be mailed to all qualifying 2016-2017 participating schools. Please follow instructions and have students send thank you notes to the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation's President, Edwin Ford Hunter, III in care of our mailing address.