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Swimming Upstream Against the Current: Changing the School Improvement Paradigm

By DAVID SOBEL David Sobel is a regular essayist and contributing editor of Community Works Journal and is a Senior Faculty  in the Education Department at Antioch University New England. A Different Approach to School Improvement Crellin Elementary School in … Continue reading

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An Artist Says NOW is the Time to Involve Our Students in their Community

A very powerful interview with artist and CWI alum Margo Mullen, a passionate believer in bringing people and communities together through Place Based Service-Learning (and Art of course!) As Margo says, “Now is the time”. — Thanks to Nathalie Sanchez and … Continue reading

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Taking the Classroom to the Forest: A School’s Forest Fridays Program

By RILEY HOPEMAN and DAVID SOBEL Into The Woods Boot clad and bundled, seventeen kindergartners shuffle out of the heavy school doors. As they emerge, each breath suddenly becomes visible mixing with the cold, penetrating air. Standing poised at the … Continue reading

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The Complete Resource Guide for Service-Learning and Sustainability

It’s Our Annual Spring Book Sale! The perfect chance to get a copy of  The Complete Resource Guide for Service-Learning and Sustainability.  learn more: https://bit.ly/2inJGuc

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“Obvious” Questions & Thinking Like a Child

By DONNA MARIA ROMEO, PhD. Have you ever found yourself talking to someone about a seemingly mundane subject, such as “your morning cup of coffee routine,” only to discover to your surprise that he or she doesn’t have a morning … Continue reading

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Getting Your Faculty On Board

Tonya Williams, principal of an urban middle school discusses her experience with an Institute study group. Her goal was to get her faculty fully engaged with Place Based Service-Learning. She talks about how she sees that process playing out successfully. … Continue reading

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Why Service-Learning is Essential for Our Students

“They can take the tests, but what does that really mean?” Chicago area educator Dominic Manola thinks that Service-Learning is essential for students in creating real accomplishment and relevance for their education. He has big plans too…. —learn more about … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement

by BETH J. VANDERVEER, PhD Beth is the Coordinator of the Recreation Studies Program/Gerontology Certificate Programs at Ohio University, College of Health and Human Services, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. She primarily teaches in the Recreation Studies academic unit. … Continue reading

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Service-Learning Expands Across a High School’s Curriculum

Ray Dumais of Goffstown High School, is an alumni of Community Works Institute’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning. After he attended the Institute, Ray reported significant progress in developing service-learning opportunities at his school. He added, “ The Institute gave … Continue reading

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Listening to Our Institute Participants

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