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Learn and Serve Tampa, Inc


Directors / Governance



Remote Options

Remote (No or Little In-Person Required)

Cause Type



to give students purpose in learning through service! LST provides support to Tampa-area K-12 classrooms using service-learning as an instructional strategy in order to make lessons more meaningful, build civic engagement, personal and social skills, and academic knowledge based on real-world issues.

We serve

Tampa area K-12 students, teachers, schools, and youth service organizations.

Our greatest accomplishment last year

Engaging over 500 youth in high-quality service-learning projects or programs and making connections to engage 1000 more!



Reasons to serve on our board

You will be helping our K-12 youth find meaning in the lessons they learn in school! Students who are engaged in service-learning make stronger connections to academic knowledge gained while serving the community. Service-learning is a research-based pedagogy that intentionally connects academic learning to critical issues in the community so that student learn through service.LST is currently working with over 20 middle and high school AVID and IB programs to get students volunteering and doing community service, but also working with teachers who desperately need motivation and support to revive themselves and their students, many of whom do not find meaning in everyday lessons. If you love kids and serving your community, and you value teachers and education, LST will be a great fit. You will have visibility on out emerging social media campaign around three national days of service (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is coming soon and you can ride on our parade float!). As a Partner in Education with Hillsborough County Schools, we are apply to publicize via the schools on a monthly basis.LST works closely with several veteran organizations (ex. Travis Manion Foundation, The Mission Continues, C.R.I.S.P. Foundation) and Gold Star families (GS mothers, Woody Williams Foundation). We also partner with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the Ryan Nece Foundation, and many other local nonprofits. 

Our ideal candidate

Love kids and supports and values K-12 education.Enjoys doing community service, hands on and through indirect support.Believes that our children deserve to have opportunities to learn through service during school hours (we see the wasted energy in disengaged classrooms and we want to empower these youth to be productive in school)Can contribute a little, but better yet, help us find significant donors to build capacity. We are currently 3 board members, one being founder, President, and unpaid, unofficial executive director.  We currently survive on project specific grants for programs and projects conceived by students.Expertise in capacity building, financial planning, nonprofit legal processes, media and communications

Our current board size


Time commitment

A few hours per month

Where we meet


How often we meet


Contact name

Kristy Verdi

Contact email

Contact phone

(813) 727-9813

Date posted

August 25, 2023