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Teaching to the Personal through Community Focused Learning

BY JOE BROOKS Sifting through themes that revolve around creating and supporting educational experiences that build community and foster meaningful learning, it’s connecting school work to a larger purpose, to the self, to experience that resonates. As it was “then” … Continue reading

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Why We Should Embrace Personal Stories in Our Teaching

by JON MADIAN It seems that maturing the human heart depends on developing our insight into other people’s situations; their challenges, sensitivities and talents. A reasonable hypothesis is that our most fundamental values are motivated by our drive to serve … Continue reading

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Latino Teens Draw National Praise for Community Journalism in LA’s Boyle Heights

by RAUL REYES This article was originally published by NBC Latino East Los Angeles, CA — In a neighborhood that is almost entirely Latino, a bilingual community newspaper has drawn national attention for its coverage of local issues such as … Continue reading

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Teaching Local Means Smashing the Corporate Textbook Conundrum

By Dr. JAMES CURIEL Dr. James Curiel holds a Masters in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Davis. He has written and presented internationally on transformative … Continue reading

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Producing with Purpose: Students Using Critical Independent Media as a Tool to Serve the Community

By OSCAR GUERRA NUNEZ What better way to enhance students’ academic learning and acquire career related skills than by fostering opportunities that will help make connections between our universities and the communities in which they thrive?   Through redesigning and … Continue reading

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K-16 School Service Programs: Here It Is!

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Dismantling Neoliberal Education: A Lesson from the Zapatistas

By LEVI GAHMAN We thank Levi for sharing his work here with us. For those who care deeply about teaching from the context of place, through themes of sustainability and service, this piece contains a powerful narrative of the power … Continue reading

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A Unique Opportunity for Los Angeles Area Educators

LA RiverLore is a highly innovative service-learning focused project for K-16 and community based educators. We’re connecting communities, students, and educators along the Los Angeles River. LA RiverLore is providing teachers in local schools the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections … Continue reading

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The Path to Service is through Your Classroom

“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” ― John Dewey learn more l special rates l register online

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