Dr. Linda Armstrong Chisholm’s mastery of service-learning for collegians not only led to cofounding in 1982 with Howard Berry the International Partnership for Service-Learning, but to publication in 2000 of her seminal guide Charting A Hero’s Journey (International Partnership for Service Learning, 2000).
Now with her death, it is appropriate to reflect on charting her life journey itself. In the book’s introduction, she quotes Joseph Campbell:
The hero… is the man or woman who has been able to battle past his personal and local historical limitations…Such a one’s vision, ideas and aspirations… are eloquent, not of the present disintegrating society and psyche, but of the unquenched source through which society is reborn. His solemn task and deed… is to return… to us, transfigured, and teach the lesson he has learned of life renewed. (from The Hero with a Thousand Faces.)