About Us

Mission Statement

The purpose of MPS Service Learning is to encourage, support, and recognize service learning in all Mesa schools.

Our mission is to engage all teachers and their students in meaningful community service experiences that teach and reinforce the curriculum.

Mesa Service Learning is a network of teachers, students, administrators, and community organizations whose collaboration builds opportunities for youth service.
It is part of academic and extracurricular programs at all levels of education.

An Advisory Board of youth and adults from schools, community organizations, and businesses meet monthly to oversee the program.  At the secondary level the high schools, junior highs, and focus schools each have a "service learning coach," a teacher who guides the school's faculty and students in a variety of service learning activities.

Over 200 local, national, and international organizations benefit from student service each year.

Student Video

Teacher Video

Staff & Location

Service Learning Staff: 
Patrick Walsh, Director
Lisa Thompson, Service Learning Office
Julie Elliott, Secretary

Creative and Performing Arts Building
155 N. Center Street,Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 308-7350 phone (480) 308-7379 fax

Service Learning Coaches

Advisory Board

The Mesa Service Learning Advisory Board meets once a month to discuss current and future activities of the MPS Service Learning network. The group plans marketing and fundraising activities, reviews mini grant applications, hears Honor appeals, selects scholarship recipients, and more. It is comprised of students, educators, and representatives from non-profit organizations, adult service clubs, the City of Mesa, and the business community.  If you would like to get involved, please contact Patrick Walsh at 480-308-7350.