Place as the Context, Service-Learning as the Strategy, Sustainability as the Goal
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“The Place Based Service-Learning development our educators experienced
through CWI and Joe Brooks was truly transformational at Mulberry
School. CWI provides a pragmatic and focused vision, using powerful and
reflective exercises to help propel a school’s best practices and
Jane Murphy, Head of School,
Mulberry School, Silicon Valley, California
We publish Community Works Journal in support of educational practices that build community. We focus on Place Based Education, Service-Learning, Sustainability, and related themes.
“Joe Brooks and Community Works Institute (CWI), have formed a powerful collaborative network of educators dedicated to empowering youth to become agents of change within their communities.
CWI provides the time and space for educators to intentionally and intensely focus on creating real-life experiences to enhance classroom learning, push students to think critically about the root causes of social issues, and provide local communities with support and resources.”
Hannah Rouche, Director of Service-Learning
University of Chicago Laboratory School
Voices of the Institute
A library of video shorts, comprised of a diverse group of K-16 educators speaking clearly to the power and importance of Place Based Service-Learning in 21st Century education. Perfect for inspiring other educators, parents, and students, helping you connect big ideas for teaching and learning at your own local level.
“The Institute deeply touched me. I loved working with all of the diverse professionals present, enriching, open minded, knowledgeable, and caring people. It impacted me, therefore it was meaningful, I’m owning it and I’m taking it with me!”
Lilia Vargas, Teacher
The American School Foundation, A.C.
Mexico City, Mexico