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We are very pleased to announce that CWI has joined in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation in support of their K-12 service-learning initiative which is focused on ending human trafficking. The Foundation is carrying forward the legacy of a great man through a number of educational efforts, including the New Proclamation of Freedom.
Partnership and Outreach Work
CWI celebrates the important work being accomplished with local educators from across the U.S. and internationally. We extend our appreciation to all of our workshop participants and partners, and to our contributors, and subscribers. We also applaud our Summer Institute alumni 1998-2012. Upcoming Institute information is here.
CWI welcomes the California Environmental Education Community Network (CREEC) as a partner. CREEC is an educational project whose mission is to develop a communication network which provides educators with access to "high quality" environmental education resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California Students.
CWI's recent outreach efforts includes our work with the American School of Warsaw and the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA). CWI is providing specialized training for CEESA teachers that will support expanding the use of service-learning in international schools.
Norfolk State University in Virginia has joined with CWI to offer extensive professional development for it's faculty, along with deeper reflection and sharing opportunities for students.
CWI is partnering with Tucson's City High School in presenting anannual Symposium on Transforming Schools. Arizona educators, K-16 and community based, are encourged to join us for a day of collaboration and learning.
In Texas, we've embarked on an important newpartnership with the Texas Coalition for Campus to Community(C3Texas) to provide professional development support for K-16 service-learning and communty engagement efforts across the state.
CWI recently supported the Quebec Provincial Community Learning Centre Initiative in presenting CWI's Quebec Institute on Service-Learning. CWI faculty members joined with educators fromacross Quebec province, including its most rural regions and city centers for multi day service-learning trainings and support for school and community partnerships.
We are also working in partnership with the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Community Engagement providing support for deepening K-16 collaborations around community engagement.
In Arizona, CWI worked in partnership with Arizona's Department of Education, leading a three day leadership training for Arizona educators, students, and Americorps staff. We've been privileged to meet a fascinating group of teachers and students working on a host of innovative community focused projects in Arizona.
In Oregon's Ashland District teachers and administrators worked with CWI faculty to deepen their capacity to embed service-learning and sustainability within their curriculum. Grand Isle District in Vermont worked with CWI faculty members during an on site in-service day, following up on work begun by several adminstrators and teachers at CWI's Summer EAST Institute.
CWI Summer 2012 Institutes Fill to Capacity
Recent highlights include the capacity turnout of yet another quite amazing group of educators for CWI's annual Summer East and WEST Institutes on Service-Learning The Summer Institutes are held each year in in Vermont amid the welcoming environs of our partner Shelburne Farms. In Los Angeles Summer WEST takes place at Loyola Marymount University. CWI Summer Institute participants came this past year from across the U.S, Canada, Turkey, The Netherlands, Columbia, and Thailand. learn more l register online
Since 1995 Community Works Institute has supported a wide variety of schools, regional programs and organizations. Our events, resources and publications have supported educators from across the US, Canada, and around the world. We provide local on site consulting services, in-services, and trainings each year across the U.S. and internationally.
Our fee schedule is available on request • schools & organizations supported by CWI
2013 CWI SUMMER INSTITUTES
on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainability
Los Angeles and Vermont
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED register online
This is your year! Join with educators from around the world for a week of intense exploration, learning, and practical curriculum design.
Limited space exists for CWI's Summer EAST and WEST Institutes on Service-Learning. These events are appropriate for K-16 and community educators and administrators.
learn more l register online
Vesting Learners, Facilitating Voice
By IYAUNNA TOWERY-AJIDUAH, M.Ed.
I remember the night before the first day of the Institute I could not sleep. I had gotten this anxious feeling, the feeling that one might get when they knew “something” was about to happen. I really did not know exactly what to expect. Honestly, what could really happen in just a week’s time? Well, I can now say that a lot can happen: inspiration; intensity; purpose; and transformation. read more
Become a CWI Web Sponsor!
A variety of options now exist for organizations and non-profits to be acknowledged as a sponsor on CWI's website and/or within our online publication Community Works Journal.
Most importantly, Your financial support will translate into invigorating and inspiring teachers with new connections, resources, and tools to make education more meaningful and life changing for students. Inspired learners develop a sense of self efficacy as partners in building strong and adaptable learning communities.
Exposure on either Community Works Institute or Community Works Journal websites—or both—will drive traffic back to your organization’s site, creating a circle of goodwill and partnership. more
As a Sponsor your active logo-ad will appear prominently on all pages of the CWI program that you sponsor. Sustaining Partners' active logo-ad will appear at Top Level throughout CWI site.
We are pleased to recognize our newest sponsor Orion Magazine, "America's finest environmental magazine." Orion is now on board as a sponsor of CWI's Summer East Institute on Service-Learning.
REGISTER EARLY for 2013
Register Now, Space is Very Limited
CWI's Summer EAST 2013
July 15-19 at Shelburne Farms, Vermont
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CWI's Summer WEST 2013
Institute on Service-Learning
July 29-August 2, Los Angeles, California
at Loyola Marymount University more
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“...wonderful! I found it delicious to find so many spirited educators who have a wide and deep understanding of the possibility of what education can be.”
Hope Hawkins, Project Manager
Future of Life, Wilmington, Delaware
CWI's Institutes are a week-long opportunity for professional development and collaboration and are available for 3 graduate credits. more info • contact us
We are pleased to announce publication of
The EXPANDED & REVISED -3rd EDITION
Including a NEW section on Education for Sustainability
and an expanded series of exemplars
Connecting Service-Learning to the Curriculum:
A Workbook for Teachers and Adminstrators
Now in use by thousands of educators across the U.S. and abroad. Created by teachers for teachers, the Workbook includes a best practice based approach to service-learning and education for sustainability along with curriculum exemplars, detailed planning and evaluation guides, at both the instructional and site level, and activity collection-sharing forms. read more