Category Archives: Video

An Artist Says NOW is the Time to Involve Our Students in their Community

A very powerful interview with artist and CWI alum Margo Mullen, a passionate believer in bringing people and communities together through Place Based Service-Learning (and Art of course!) As Margo says, “Now is the time”. — Thanks to Nathalie Sanchez and … Continue reading

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Getting Your Faculty On Board

Tonya Williams, principal of an urban middle school discusses her experience with an Institute study group. Her goal was to get her faculty fully engaged with Place Based Service-Learning. She talks about how she sees that process playing out successfully. … Continue reading

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Why Service-Learning is Essential for Our Students

“They can take the tests, but what does that really mean?” Chicago area educator Dominic Manola thinks that Service-Learning is essential for students in creating real accomplishment and relevance for their education. He has big plans too…. —learn more about … Continue reading

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Our Kids Are Kids

We interviewed public school administrator Anna Kuykendal, from urban Githens Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. Anna testifies so very eloquently to the power of bringing public and independent K-12 school educators together for the conversations and work that MATTERS. … 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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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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“Kids Get It!” Waste Reduction and Service-Learning

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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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Voices of Educators: The Ecology of Teaching

Be sure to check out CWI’s “Voices of Educators,” our ongoing series of interviews with veteran k-16 and community educators from across the U.S. and around the globe. Our theme is Place as the Context, Service-Learning as the Strategy, and … Continue reading

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