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Experience and Relationships Matter

Abington Friends School, a Quaker-based, coed school serving children in preschool through twelfth grade, located in Jenkintown, offers its Upper School students this real world experience through The Center for Experiential Learning. Under the direction of Rosanne Mistretta, the Center … 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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It Takes Caddisfly Larvae to Raise a Child

By SUSIE DENEHY , Staff Naturalist/Teacher, Harris Center for Conservation Education We stand in the flowing waters of No-Name Stream in Antrim’s McCabe Forest. Our feet rest on the slippery cobble and the brook’s current tugs at us. We are dressed … 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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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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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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Bringing Together the Resources Students At Risk Need to Succeed

By JOHN D. TERRY and MARK D. WEIST Educators labor for students to succeed in a context of significant pressure to achieve academic outcomes (Daly et al., 2006). Our work is often times made more difficult by personal and environmental … Continue reading

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Mapping McCabe: Connecting Curriculum and Community Through Environmental Education

BY SUSIE DENEHY and DAVID SOBEL The Reintroduction of Students into the Landscape Dorothy McCabe, thin, strong and well-preserved as a cedar post, had us captivated with her stories. We sat in the parlor of her old home twelve years … Continue reading

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