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Educators Finding Power in Collaboration and Mutual Support

By JOE BROOKS With CWI’s annual Summer Institutes on Service-Learning and Sustainability now well into their third decade, we’ve been privileged to share the work with educators from an incredibly diverse set of experiences and backgrounds. Most teachers or administrators … Continue reading

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Support Your School Service Program with On-Site Professional Development

We Support Local Schools and Community Organizations Since 1995, Community Works Institute (CWI) has worked with school and community educators — across the U.S. and internationally — in support of building teaching practices that connect K-16 students and curriculum to … Continue reading

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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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Mindfulness, Empathy, and Insight

Intentional service-learning cultivates mindfulness, empathy, and social action. Join us for CWI’s K-16 Summer Institute on Service-Learning and Sustainability. —Los Angeles and Burlington, Vermont. learn more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u

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Teaching for Mindfulness, is Intentional

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Summer WEST Institute Affordable Accommodations

We have great news, thanks to our partners at Otis College of Art and Design. CWI Summer WEST participants will have access to extremely affordable room rates. Low cost room rates are as low as $45/night per person. This is … 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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Finding the Teachers We Must Become

We work to transform the learning experience for students, and for ourselves as educators. We seek to connect learning to ourselves, society, and our future. We know that Democracy depends on education and experience. “The teacher is, of course, an … Continue reading

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Establishing Deeper Partnerships Between College and K-12

By DR. ANNE SEBANC and DR. KATHY BARLOW Our successful 3.5 year service learning project began when one of us, Professor Kathy Barlow, reached out to a local principal to see if her school could benefit from Whittier College students … Continue reading

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Affordable School Team Accommodations for CWI’s Summer WEST

JUST ANNOUNCED: Affordable School Team Accommodations for CWI’s Summer WEST Institute on Service-Learning and Sustainability—Los Angeles, CA learn more or call 909.480.3966 (PST)

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