Category Archives: LA River

Discover Project Based Service-Learning

NOW is surely the time to engage our students in their community. Make Project Based Service-Learning a part of your teaching and a part of the culture of your school or community organization. The rewards for your students are powerful … Continue reading

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Everyone Ought to Have a Ditch

By DAVID SOBEL I spend a lot of time these days talking with teachers, foundation directors, environmental educators, and evaluators about how to most effectively shape environmental stewardship behavior. The $64,000 question is — what’s the most effective way to … Continue reading

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CWI’s 2017 Institutes on Service-Learning & Sustainability

CWI’s 2017 Institutes on Service-Learning & Sustainability. learn more Join educators from across the U.S. and around the globe for an intensive and inspiring immersion in place based service-learning and sustainability. Make a real difference in your community this year. … Continue reading

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Service-Learning Program Support Packages!

CWI’s 2017 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes on Place Based Service-Learning, and Sustainability Burlington, Vermont  • Los Angeles We have a wonderful but limited time opportunity, thanks to a generous private funder. Register by DEC 20 for Summer EAST or … Continue reading

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Building Community, One Student at a Time

BY JOE BROOKS, Founder, Community Works Institute Each summer I have the pleasure to guide two of the longest running service-learning driven professional development events in the world, CWI’s Summer WEST, held in Los Angeles and Summer EAST in Burlington, … Continue reading

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East LA Interchange: A Story of Community and Change

East LA Interchange tells the story of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights, the oldest neighborhood in East Los Angeles. The question of whether an evolving Boyle Heights can preserve its unique culture and history along with a desire to create new … Continue reading

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LA RiverLore: Professional Development in Real Time!

LA RiverLore! a Professional Development Project in Real Time, in Los Angeles, CA LA RiverLore is an exciting place based service-learning PD program, connecting schools and communities along the Los Angeles River. LA RiverLore is providing teachers in schools surrounding … Continue reading

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