Community Service


The FCCLA Community Service national peer education program guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects to improve the quality of life in their communities. Through their projects, members experience character development and improve their critical and creative thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Youth leaders learn more about themselves, others, and the world so that they can make a difference now and in the future.



Community Service National Program Guide (Flash Drive):


Introduced at the FCCLA National Cluster Meetings in 2017, this Flash Drive holds the complete Community Service National Program. Formerly known as Leadership Service in Action, this dynamic and interactive program guides students through three essential topics:

  • Learn - Students explore personal values, ethics, and ethical decision-making while evaluating their community needs.
  • Lead – Students learn how to use their leadership skills to serve their community and how to transfer those servant leadership skills to the workplace.
  • Serve – Students are introduced to the critical role community partnerships and advocacy play in serving the needs of others while also developing their own community-based service.

With updated activities, information, links, lesson plans, handouts, games and tools, Community Service is a great addition to any FCS classroom and FCCLA Chapter.  To purchase, visit the FCCLA e-store and click on "Chapter Supplies and Publications" then "Books and Flash drives.”




FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete FCCLA Community Service projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Community Service Program Award Application.

  • High School Award - $1,000
  • Middle School Award - $1,000
  • Runner-Up Award - $500

Before you Apply: Review the National Program Award Application Tips and read the Program Awards Application Terms & Conditions. 

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1.The online award system will automatically close March 1, 5:00 p.m. EST. Click link below for additional details on award applications.


Community Service National Program Award Instructions


Congratulations 2018 Community Service Program Award Winners!


High School Winner
Ogden High School, Utah
Project Title: “Helping Hands”
Middle School Winner
Perry Middle School, Georgia
Project Title: “Blue in Honor”
Runner-Up Winner
Kellyville High School, Oklahoma
Project Title: “Houston, We’re on a Mission”

Need help brainstorming project ideas?




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