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“This was the best Institute or conference that I have ever attended! I am newly inspired!
Terry Yamamoto-Edwards,
Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

NEW 6 Month Payment Option
Knowing that budgeting and reimbursement can be an issue, we've arranged for special terms with Paypal allowing you to register for the Summer Institute with a 6 month, no-interest payment option. Once you have registered online, follow the payment options at the payment portal.

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“You make the five day commitment
worth it!. The professional organization and preparation certainly distinguish you from other experiences I’ve had. I really thought you hit the mix dead on.”
Leitzel Schoen
Director of Service-Learning
Westminster School, Atlanta

"Thank you for facilitating a truly unforgettable week. I am so excited about the direction we are headed as a school and really appreciate your support and encouragement.”
Erin Molitoris, Teacher
Foreign Language Department
Christ Presbyterian Academy
Nashville, Tennessee

“This was the best Institute or conference that I have ever attended! I am newly inspired! I will start the school year with many ideas that I am excited to share and try.
Terry Yamamoto-Edwards
Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

“Through teamwork at the Institute, my challenges turned out to be my biggest advances. My enthusiasm for service-learning has grown ten fold. CWI's Institute was beyond my expectations.”
Saidy Godette
Social Studies Teacher (5-8)  
Georgetown International School

“This was easily the best ‘conference’ I’ve ever attended! It balanced ‘knowledge learning’ with focused quality time to meet individual’s specific needs. The facilitators had an amazing level of experience and understanding."
Diane Shingledecker
Assistant Professor
Portland College, Oregon

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CWI 2018 Summer Institutes on Place Based Service-Learning


SPACE IS LIMITED • REGISTER EARLY register online or by phone: 909.480.3966 (PST)

2018 Summer EAST information l 2018 Summer WEST information
EAST print registration form for school PO's l WEST print registration form for school PO's
2018 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes

—applies to both Institutes (after early rates expire tution is $1,189)


Special 1 + 1 Scholarship Rate: EDUCATOR PAIRS register now
—with scholarship (per) included, registration total cost = $599 for TWO persons
for TWO
20-23 ONLY
Special Scholarship Supported Rate: INDIVIDUAL register now
—with $400 scholarship support (per) included, total cost = $699 per
$699 per register by
Oct. 31
Special Scholarship Rate: SCHOOL TEAM Package (4+) register now
—with $500 scholarship support (per) included, total cost = $599 per
$599 per register by Oct. 31
Green Schools Network & NNSP Members—register now
—with $400 scholarship support (per) included, total cost = $699 per
$699 per register by
Dec. 20
Los Angeles Area Educators—register now
—with $500 scholarship support (per) included, total cost = $599 per
—private LA area schools w/ tuition under $8,000 are eligible.
—LAUSD teachers may apply for LAUSD/UTLA Joint Salary Point Credit
$599 per register by
Dec. 20
Institute Registration Rate—INDIVIDUAL $899 per register by
Dec. 20
Institute Registration Rate—TEAM Package (3+) $799 per register by
Dec. 20
Institute Registration Rate—INDIVIDUAL $989 per register by
Feb. 23
Institute Registration Rate—TEAM Package (3+) $899 per register by
Feb 23
Institute Registration Rate—INDIVIDUAL and TEAMS $1,089 register by
March 30
Registration Rate—INDIVIDUAL

Registration Rate—Special School TEAM Package (3+) register online
$1,189 per
$1,089 per
after early rates expire

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FAX REGISTRATION: 213.402.5220 [print appropriate registration form]

POSTAL MAIL: Community Works Institute (CWI), PO Box 226968, Los Angeles, CA 90022

—please attach printed registration form, scanned as PDF, w/ "Registration" in SUBJECT line.

OVERSEAS FUNDS TRANSFER: please email us for procedure.

* 6 month payment deferral option is available only for online registrations. Please follow the prompts when making online payment. See details below.

PLEASE NOTE: All Institute registrations-tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. Checks and Purchase orders must be received within 14 days of registration, see links to print forms to right. Info on 6 month payment deferral below.


Regular tuition for Summer EAST, and WEST Institutes is $1,189. [see Current Registration Discounts above] This program fee includes books and training materials, and lunch each day. The tuition fee does NOT include lodging. Discounted lodging is available. Please ask for CWI discount.


Knowing that organizational reimbursement and personal budgets can be an issue for educators, we have arranged for a special payment deferral option with our payment partner Paypal, allowing you to register for either Summer Institute with a 6 month no-interest payment option. NEW! 6 month payment deferral option

INSTRUCTIONS: Use this link to register online
Then, 1. Choose Summer EAST or WEST and complete the registration information; 2. You will then be directed to the PayPal payment page. 3. For your payment option select "Bill Me Later" or "PayPal Credit" (you must already have, or create, a new PayPal account to use this option. Just follow the simple process provided) Questions? email or call CWI at 909.480.3966

OUR SCHEDULE—Planning Your Travel
The Institutes begin promptly at 8:30am
on Day 1 and end, following an important culminating activity, promptly at 4:30pm on Day 5. Late arrivals and/or early departures are discouraged out of respect for fellow participants. Please schedule accordingly. Participants will receive detailed schedule information for the week by email in early June.

Purchase Orders / Checks
If you use a purchase order please be sure to note the PO number on your registration form and CWI will promptly invoice your school or organization. Please use the printable registration form for purchase orders and payment by check. If you have any questions please contact us directly at 909.480.3966.

Once we have received your PO and registration form CWI will invoice your organization. All payments related to POs must be received within 14 days to confirm registration.

Printable Registration Forms
Summer EAST Registration–printable form
Summer WEST registration–printable form

email registrations to:
[w/ registration form attached]

Accommodation Discounts Available!
The Institute tuition/program fee does NOT include lodging. A Discounted Room Rate is available for CWI Participants. See respective Summer EAST, or Summer WEST pages for links to suggested local accomodations information.

Registration and Cancellation Policies
No refunds will be made after February 15, 2018. Sorry, no exceptions. Written cancellation notice must be received by that date for a refund—minus a $75 administrative fee. Please allow 60 days for processing of refund requests.

In the unusual event that CWI must reschedule a Summer Institute event for venue related reasons, all registered participants will have the option to 1.) move their registration to another CWI Summer Institute location, or 2.) move their registration to an Institute the following summer.

Submission of your registration authorizes Community Works Institute and its event partners to publish photos of you taken at CWI Summer Institutes

Participants may register for CWI's Summer EAST or WEST Institutes in one of the several ways listed below. Please contact us directly by email, or by phone at 909.480.3966 if you have questions.

All Institute registrations can be accompanied by full payment.Online discounted registrations must be paid in full within 48 hours of registration. Sorry, no exceptions!

A. Registering Online You may register and make payment online through our easy and secure registration system. This is the fastest and easiest way to register for the Institute and assures instant registration so that your space will be held. You will be prompted through a simple registration process. Payment may be made by major credit card or Paypal account. Once you have completed your online registration you will receive immediate confirmation by email, along with a subsequent email from CWI with information on how to prepare, what to bring, directions, etc. PLEASE NOTE: Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration to receive the discounted rate. go to online registration

1: There is now a 6 month payment option available. Once you have registed online you will be directed to the payment portal. Choose the 6 month payment option if that best fits your needs.
2. Our secure payment partner Paypal may request your zip code for "shipping". Simply enter your zip code. This will not result in a shipping charge.
3: Our online registration system will NOT allow you to "save" and return to your registration. You will need to complete the registration process in one session [approx. 10 minutes]

Multi-Person Team Registration
Register the first person (yourself) at the specified rate. Then select "guest" registration, at the same rate for each additional "guest" registrant (team member). You wlll need to provide full contact information for both yourself and each team member. Once you have done so you will be prompted to proceed to "checkout" through our secure payment partner Paypal. [NOTE: Paypal allows you to make payment without having a Paypal account.] After making payment online you will receive an immediate email confimation of payment and registration. If team members need to make individual payments for their tuition please email us with their names and email addresses and we will send individual electronic invoices to each team member. go to online registration now

Please email us for special situations where you may need assistance or information.

B. Registering by Phone While it is very fast and easy to register online, you may also choose to register by phone: 909.480.3966, between the hours of 9AM and 5pm (PST)

C. Registering by Email, FAX, or Postal Mail
You may also register by downloading and completing our printable registration form. Completed forms should be FAXed or emailed w/ attachments] to CWI using the information provided on the registration form. FAX: 213.402.5220

Please be sure to include payment or purchase order. Checks should be made payable to Community Works Institute. Once we receive your registration form we will immediately send you confirmation by email. Registered participants will receive detailed information in late May on how to prepare, what to bring, directions, etc.

NOTE: A registration form must be completed for each participant.

Payment by mail may be made with a major credit card or by check. E-checks are also accepted. Payment must be in USD. Please call us at 909.480.3966, if you have questions.
Registration for EAST or WEST Institutes.


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