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Reducing Dementia Through Creative Community Building in Nigeria

By AJAO ADEWALE and AJAO ABOYEWA ABIOLA Dementia is group of related symptoms associated with ongoing decline of brain functioning resulting in memory loss, problems with thinking speed, mental sharpness, language and understanding. Dementia currently represent an urgent health problem … Continue reading

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Change Challenges All of Us

By MICHAEL FRIEL Like many other towns in Vermont, Guilford has seen significant changes in its character and composition over the past several generations. Not too many years ago Guilford was strictly a farming community, with over 25 active dairy … Continue reading

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My Favorite Lesson Plan

By MARC CHABOT My favorite lesson plan occurs on the first day of the last quarter in my Physics class. The class, populated largely by high school seniors, has just finished building Rube Goldberg machines, and is ready to slack … Continue reading

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LIFE: Designing the Lifeline to Independence For the Elderly Project

By KATHRYN HUBER The LIFE Project (Lifeline to Independence For the Elderly) is a major collaborative effort between the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter and over ten community organizations. It is a pilot program in its first stages. This … Continue reading

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A Beacon Aglow: An Institute of Community in The Mountains of Vermont

By SHEILA BAILEY I’d like to share an experience that gave me greater confidence in how much of an impact Place Based Service-Learning can have on improving education and the quality of life, in this case in a small, rural … Continue reading

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Smaller Schools Build Close-Knit Communities and More Positive Learning

By JEN RITA “The size of the school does not inhibit personal interaction; it encourages it. Small schools typically serve a community nucleus. This invites strong support from parents and community members as well as closer working relationships among the … Continue reading

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Join Us This Year w/ a Special Early Bird Institute Registration

Special Early Bird Registration Rates CWI’s 2019 Summer Institutes CWI Summer Institutes are about connecting core academic and social emotional goals with compelling student-centered learning projects, teaching for empathy through powerful community focused experiences. The Institute provides expert training, experienced … Continue reading

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Applying Public Health Strategy to Support Youth in Poverty

By DANIEL BASSILL The Democracy Collaborative is hosting a Hospital Anchor Network Convening in Chicago this week. I’ve been interested in hospitals as leaders in building and sustaining networks of mentor-rich non-school programs in their trade areas since learning about … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement

by Beth J. VanDerveer, PhD, Associate Professor, Coordinator Recreation Studies Program/Gerontology Certificate Programs, Ohio University During National Library Week, “Celebrate Reading,” a collaborative partnership with students in a Recreation Leadership course and faculty at Ohio University, Ohio University- Friends of … Continue reading

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