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Connecting Folklore and K-16 Students in the Community

Community Works Institute director Joe Brooks, Local Learning, and the American Folklore Society’s Folklore and Education Section worked with specially invited educators at AFS’s annual international  conference to explore how incorporating folklore and ethnography deepens student engagement in service-learning. The … Continue reading

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CWI Supports Korean International School’s Work with Place Based Service-Learning

CWI’s director Joe Brooks recently completed an extended international expedition, including a lengthy site visit providing professional development support to the Korean International School (KIS) in Seoul. KIS is an extremely prestigious and elite school by any standard. The school … Continue reading

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CWI Partnering with Green Schools National Network

CWI is pleased to be partnering with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), in support of their member schools. We are now offering GSNN member schools special professional development opportunities around place based service-learning, and sustainability. contact us for more … Continue reading

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CWI at The Gray Colloquium on Sustainability

Education Director and Founder of Community Works Institute (CWI), Joe Brooks, spoke to St. Marks School students and faculty as the Gray Colloquium Speaker. His keynote talk focused on how schools must bridge the gap between what one learns in … Continue reading

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Community Works Institute in China

We have partnered with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to advance their curriculum based work with service-learning. CWI’s Joe Brooks recently led a series of professional development workshops for CUHK faculty around service-learning and community engagement. Founded in … Continue reading

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Visual Anthropology as a Road Into Experience

By LUCI FERNANDES Luci Fernandes, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist whose research focus is on documenting daily life through audio/visual mediums. She documents life ways in both contemporary Cuban and in Eastern North Carolina, where she lives and teaches anthropology … Continue reading

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Children of Shangri-Lost

By MAUREEN K. PORTER and SUSAN A. DAWKINS We are a group of youth in Pittsburgh who want to show the world that despite being displaced and sometimes forgotten, we have not forgotten who we are and what we have … Continue reading

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CommonLore—Building Empathy One Student at a Time

CommonLore—We’re Building Empathy One Student at a Time, by connecting students to the people of their communities. learn more: commonlore.org CommonLore is a powerful place based service-learning and ethnography focused training and support program for K-16 educators. We begin with … Continue reading

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“Vacancy is Where Great Things Happen”

By SHAWN GEBBHARDT Shawn is an Academic Support Instructor at Cushing Academy, in Massachusetts, and an alumnus of Community Works Institute (CWI). I work (and live) at a boarding prep school in Massachusetts. Over the first two years that I … Continue reading

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Place as the Context has Become a New Mantra for Me in My Teaching

By CIARA ROWLEY Ciara is the education director for The Cathedral of St. Philip, in Atlanta, Georgia, and an alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. I went into CWI’s Summer Institute fairly blind; I was filling in for my … Continue reading

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