Category Archives: Social Justice

An Inspiring Story of Student Advocacy Writing Through a Summer Camp Program

By STEVE ZEMELMAN Introduction Mark Dziedzic, Director of the Greater Madison Writing Project (based at the University of Wisconsin — Madison) has been telling me about a summer camp on advocacy writing that teachers with the Project organized last summer. Not only … Continue reading

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A Community Garden Grows in Long Beach: A Teacher’s Students Persevere

By JOE BROOKS —CWI Education Director CWI alum Alexandra Gonzales is truly a talented and visionary STEM teacher at Saint Athanasius School in Long Beach, CA. Alex worked hard on a dream project when she joined us at CWI’s Summer … Continue reading

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“Obvious” Questions & Thinking Like a Child

By DONNA MARIA ROMEO, PhD. Have you ever found yourself talking to someone about a seemingly mundane subject, such as “your morning cup of coffee routine,” only to discover to your surprise that he or she doesn’t have a morning … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement

by BETH J. VANDERVEER, PhD Beth is the Coordinator of the Recreation Studies Program/Gerontology Certificate Programs at Ohio University, College of Health and Human Services, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. She primarily teaches in the Recreation Studies academic unit. … Continue reading

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A Replicable Service-Learning Project for Food Rescue Nonprofit Organizations

By R. RUSS O’HAVER, PhD Russ O’Haver is a senior clinical professor at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business and a retired Ernst & Young consulting partner. Introduction This project involves a professor mentoring a small group of students who … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: A New Paradigm in Teaching About Hunger

By DIANE SHINGLEDECKER FROM THE INSIDE — Thoughts on Place-Based Education at a Community College Last fall, I started working in a local food pantry as part of my graduate work in Service-Learning. I saw the need in a town where others … Continue reading

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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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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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