Education Director and Founder of Community Works Institute (CWI), Joe Brooks, spoke to St. Marks School students and faculty as the Gray Colloquium Speaker. His keynote talk focused on how schools must bridge the gap between what one learns in the classroom and what one can actually contribute to the world. During his site visit at St. Marks, Joe also met with faculty and students to hear about their work with service and share from his own experiences as a former middle school teacher.
On a frigid January morning at the school just outside Boston, he received a warm reception from the St. Mark’s community, providing a small sample of CWI’s many real-life success stories of service-learning positively impacting populations across the globe. The C. Boyden Gray Colloquium is designed to engage St. Mark’s students in an exploration of one complex global issue annually. Students hear from outside speakers with varying viewpoints, participate in small group discussions, write about and debate the issue, and take part in all-community events.
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