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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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The Climate Change Battle Needs Youth Voices

By KELLI GRABOWSKI Participants of the 2018 Western New York Youth Climate Action Summit gather around a banner they created by stamping their footprint and signing their name, pledging that “The oceans are rising, and so are we! “Climate change is … Continue reading

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Summer’s Good Surprises: Let’s Talk Teaching Empathy

Summer is full of Good surprises. Here’s one for the tuned-in educator. A fabulous opportunity to bring a team from your school to CWI’s 2019 Summer EAST or WEST Institutes. Register now and we’ll even help you recruit your complete … Continue reading

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Blogging Our Way to Cultural Understanding

By SYLVIE DEBEVEC HENNING and LUCI FERNANDES The following article explores the experience of two educators who are using classroom based blogging to deepen understanding, raise important questions, and ultimately as a tool to build classroom community, Sylvie Debevec Henning … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to Leave a Legacy

By STEVE BUZZELL Steve Buzzell and his teaching partner Jeff Grogan are 7th grade teachers at Stowe Middle School in Vermont. They spent a week together at CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. In looking back over my notes, and reflecting … Continue reading

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Education through Restoration: Creating Meaningful Service-Learning Projects in the Parks

By MARIJKE HECHT Marijke Hecht is the Director of Education at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. She and her team of educators spent a week with CWI working on development of the new … Continue reading

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Register w/ a Scholarship for CWI’s 2018 WEST Institute

CWI’s  2018 Summer WEST Institute Register this week with a $400 partial SCHOLARSHIP, via a generous private funder for CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute, at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. No application needed, just register online. … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity for Impact

Join Us at Otis College of Art and Design and in the Streets of Los Angeles this Summer Summer WEST Institute SCHOLARSHIP Support EXTENDED. Join inspired K-16 educators, working to build community with their students, from the classroom outward. more: … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Story of Student Advocacy Writing Through a Summer Camp Program

By STEVE ZEMELMAN Introduction Mark Dziedzic, Director of the Greater Madison Writing Project (based at the University of Wisconsin — Madison) has been telling me about a summer camp on advocacy writing that teachers with the Project organized last summer. Not only … Continue reading

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