IARSLCE connects scholars around the world to advance knowledge on service-learning and community engagement.

 For over twenty years, IARSLCE has been known to thousands of scholars as a network that helps to consolidate the value of SLCE for our understanding of the world and communities and has helped to launch the scholarship of many brilliant publicly engaged researchers.

IARSLCE is the only international organization whose expressed primary purpose is to cultivate, encourage, and present research across all engagement forms and educational levels; and it fulfills its mission by embracing all research frameworks (e.g., positivist, interpretive, participatory, critical, etc.), methods (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed, etc.), and approaches (e.g., basic, applied, action, engaged, evaluation, etc.). The Association promotes high quality trans-disciplinary research across a wide range of approaches and forms and builds the capacity of scholars, practitioners, and community partners to engage in such research.