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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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LA RiverLore Does Community Ethnography

RiverLore comes alive! We recently had the privilege to work with Paul Lowe and his amazing 4th-grade students at MacArthur Park Elementary. Using “Community Ethnography”, students explored their neighborhood, interviewing local residents, business owners, and recording the process with digital … Continue reading

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Discover Project Based Service-Learning

NOW is surely the time to engage our students in their community. Make Project Based Service-Learning a part of your teaching and a part of the culture of your school or community organization. The rewards for your students are powerful … Continue reading

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Building Community, One Student at a Time

BY JOE BROOKS, Founder, Community Works Institute Each summer I have the pleasure to guide two of the longest running service-learning driven professional development events in the world, CWI’s Summer WEST, held in Los Angeles and Summer EAST in Burlington, … Continue reading

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Notes From New Mexico: Learning From Kenya and Murphy and Otis and Roxy

Notes From New Mexico:  Learning From Kenya and Murphy and Otis and Roxy By Kary Schumpert We can find lessons anywhere, when we are open and willing. We can find inspiration anywhere if we look hard enough. We can find … Continue reading

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Earliest Bird Registration Rates are Now. CWI’s K-16 Institutes on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability.

Join us for an unforgettable week with the most inspired educators you will ever work with. The Institute on Service-Learning and Sustainability is a state of the art experience for educators designed to support advancing community service, service-learning and sustainability … Continue reading

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Community, Confucius, and the Moving Vehicle

By Joe Brooks, CWI Founder and Director We seem to now be at new moment of societal conflict and crisis — playing itself out in a host of ways, politically and socially. But at the root, perhaps we are really … Continue reading

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Two Administrators Reflect on Service-Learning

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Notes From New Mexico: Out of a Rut

Notes From New Mexico: Out of a Rut by KARY SCHUMPERT “The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.”—John Dewey As educators, we … Continue reading

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Connecting Service Learning to the Curriculum

Connecting Service Learning to the Curriculum: A Workbook for Teachers and Administrators EXPANDED & REVISED THIRD EDITION Includes a NEW section on Education for Sustainability, along with an expanded series of exemplars.Now in use by thousands of educators across the … Continue reading

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