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CWI Provides SITE BASED Support for Local Schools and Organizations

We work with local schools and organizations to develop Place Based Service-Learning curriculum and projects that connect K-16 students to their own community. Over the past three decades, we've worked with thousands of public school and independent school educators from China and South Korea to Manhattan, from Los Angeles to Vermont, and from Warsaw to Mexico. We emphasize Place Based Service-Learning as a comprehensive strategy for students and teachers to explore, learn from, and contribute to their own community's unique characteristics of people, culture, place, and local need.  testimonials 

Joe BrooksOur outreach work is led by our founder Joe Brooks, a veteran educator, international leader and advocate for creating deep connections between education and community. He channels his extensive experience and personal passion for Place Based Service-Learning into a process that builds lasting connections between students, faculty, and their communities. Joe is also the guiding force behind our acclaimed annual Summer Institutes, the longest running PD events of their kind in the world. As our principal outreach educator, Joe facilitates trainings, retreats, workshops, and local Institutes around the world in a multitude of diverse settings. email Joe l 909.480.3966 (PST)

At CWI, we believe that global citizenship starts at home, and that to contribute to our local communities we need to understand our communities in much deeper, relationship-based ways. The process of exploring and understanding the local community is always filled with learning opportunities. Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability provides a powerful fulcrum for civic and social action.

How We Work with Schools
We will meet your school exactly where you are, designing a customized training, presentation, and/or coached planning and strategy sessions that integrates your school or organization's own unique needs, priorities, and resources. Contact us by email or phone (909.480.3966) for a consultation at no cost.


CWI Provides a Unique Approach
We help you create outcomes based professional development will inspire and motivate your faculty. CWI events are customizable and available in one day or multi-day formats. Student and parent sessions are also available and suggested

We will meet your school where you are. We support curriculum design that maximizes academic integration and student voice, and authentic reciprocity.

Contact Us to Explore Your Options
We would be glad to discuss your school or organization's needs and context, by email or phone, at 909.480.3966 (PST). Our program fee schedule is available on request.

• Place Based Service-Learning and 21st Century Skills
• Instructional Best Practices for Service-Learning
• Transitioning from Community Service to Service-Learning
• Collaborative Ethnography as a Pathway to Empathy and Community
• Advanced Strategies for Service-Learning
• Site Level Planning and Program Support
• Reciprocity and the Path to Real Relationships
• Connecting Service-Learning to Standards
• Reflection and Assessment
• Publishing for the Community with Students
• Developing Local Cultural and History Projects
• Promoting Youth Voice through Service-Learning
• Planning for the Long Term Survival of Your Program

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