Category Archives: Service-Learning

Taking an Empathic Approach to Learning Through Community Based Fieldwork

By JOE BROOKS, Director, Community Works Institute (CWI) We had a great conversation in Los Angeles recently, with veteran educators Felipe Sanchez and Alexandra Gonzales. (a video is included below) Alexandra is a science/STEM teacher from Long Beach, California who … Continue reading

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Oral History in the Digital Era: Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio

By ELENA FOULIS Throughout my academic career, I have looked at ways in which authors of fiction rely on personal and family memory to tell the stories of their characters. Writers like Graciela Limón, Gayle Jones, and Denise Chavez link … Continue reading

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A Truly Fine Service-Learning Project

A truly fine service-learning project—now in progress—from CWI Summer EAST alum Kimby Heil’s students in Trenton, NJ. Kimy’s students are also currently working on an article for Community Works Journal. Look for that soon! learn more about service-learning at: http://www.cwinstitute.net … Continue reading

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Power, Love, Education and Justice for Liberation

By JEFFREY STANLEY Students at Brooklyn Friends School in Natania Kremer‘s Service and Justice Seminar participated in a pen pal program with a California prison inmate and joined with him in creating Power, Love, Education and Justice for Liberation. “I … Continue reading

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Hearing and Amplifying the Voices of those Living with HIV/AIDS: An Eighth Grade Student Project

By JOY ROBERTS and NATANIA KREMER, with RACHEL MAZOR Natania Kremer is the Director of Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Brooklyn Friends School in New York City. She is also Co-Chair of the Department of Equity, Justice, & Civic … Continue reading

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Teaching for Social Justice through Collaborative Ethnography

By JOE BROOKS Using Collaborative Ethnography as a tool and strategy, we’re helping K-16 and community educators learn to design compelling curriculum experiences that are centered on the people, issues, and culture of their own local community. Collaborative Ethnography provides … Continue reading

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Teaching for Social Justice Through Collaborative Ethnography

By JOE BROOKS We had a great conversation in Los Angeles recently, with veteran educators Felipe Sanchez and Alexandra Gonzales. We’re building a community focused pedagogy K-16. It’s all here and they said it so well. Join us for the … Continue reading

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Sustaining Service-Learning: Lessons From Two Decades of Change

By MARTHA RICH Martha Rich recently retired after twenty years as Head of School at Thetford Academy in Vermont. Thetford Academy is public-private school and has been designated a National Service-Learning Leader School. Martha has served as a faculty member … Continue reading

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Imagining the Possible, Then Making it Happen

By PAULA COHEN Paula Cohen is a veteran 2nd grade teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District. Most of my teaching career, I have defied the book. I’ve strived to put learning in context, connect students to issues in the community … Continue reading

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Building Community Through Teen Led Public Forums

Building Community Through Teen Led Public Forums By SHELLEY MURDOCK and CAROLE PATERSON Shelley Murdock, Contra Costa County, and Carole Paterson, Solano County, are 4-H Youth Development Advisors with the University of California Cooperative Extension. Both have extensive field experience … Continue reading

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