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CWI's Summer EAST, WEST,
and BARCELONA Institutes
on Service-Learning

Join with colleagues from across North America and beyond, working to embrace service-learning and sustainability. A week of support, inspiration, and collaboration. more


CWI's Summer WEST Institute
August 1-5, 2016
Los Angeles, Cailfornia

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Summer EAST Institute
June 20-24, 2016
Burlington, Vermont

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Summer BARCELONA Institute
July 11-15, 2016
Barcelona, Spain

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“Key reasons for The Journal's survival are the consistently high quality of the articles and their immediate usefulness to teachers. This is a resource that truly speaks to teachers with excellent, provocative ideas.”

Steve Seidel, Ed.D, Bauman and Bryant Chair in Arts in Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education


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CWI Supports Educators, Schools, and Communities
Across the Americas and Around the World

Since 1995 Community Works Institute (CWI) has served K-16 educators, schools, districts, and community organizations in hundreds of communities within the U.S. and internationally. We have worked closely with educators across subject and specialty areas.

The following are among the schools and organizations that CWI has provided support to. For information on how we could support your school or community please contact us.

International Schools and Organizations

Chinese America University, Hong Kong
UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education, Beirut
Fundacion Educativa Ingalterra, Bogata
American International School of Monterrey
American International School of Guadalajara
American School of the Hague
Association for Volunteer Services, Beirut
American Internartionla School of Budapest
American International School of Dhaka
American School of Warsaw
Abbotsleigh School, Australia
American International School in Bangkok
American College of Sofia Bulgaria
American University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Cairo American College, Egypt
St. George's School of Montreal
McGill University, Montreal Canada
School of Medicine, University of West South Wales
American University of Cairo, Egypt
Colegio Jorge Washington, Columbia, SA
Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey

International School of Panama

Regional and National U.S Educational Organizations
National Service-Learning Exchange
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Association for Supervision and Development
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
California Department of Education
Community Service-Learning Center of New England
Arizona Department of Education
Education for Sustainability Network
First Amendment Schools
Foundation for Excellent Schools
New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS)
North Dakota School to Work Initiative
RMC Research Corporation
Northeast Organic Farming Association
National Park Service

The Presidio Trust, San Francisco


Athens City School
Tuskegee University

Alaska Professional Development Network
United Way, Anchorage
Anchorage's Promise

Cith High School, Tucson
Arizona Learn and Serve
Gateway Community College
SySTEM High School

Arkansas Department of Education

Fontana Unified School District  
Chinees American School, San Francisco
EarthTeam, Berkeley
Claremont Unified School District
Round the World with Us, San Francisco
Ojai Unified School District
Santa Barbara School District
Youth Community Service
California Department of Education, CalServe Initiative
Long Beach Unified SD
Los Angeles Unified Schools District
Santa Catalina School, Monterey
University of San Diego High School
Benton Community Day School, Bishop
The Gillispie School, La Jolla
All Saints Day School, Carmel
Empowering Youth Through Service
Vista Mar School, El Segundo
Redlands University
Marin Country Day School

University of Colorado

Montville School District
Huntington School
Family and Children's Agency
South Windsor Schools

Future of Life

Michigan Ave. Elementary School
Florida Learn & Serve
Williams Middle School, Tampa
Polk County Schools
Madison School District
Florida State University
Broward County Public Schools FL

League of Professional Schools
Georgia Perimeter College
Trinity School, Atlanta
University of Georgia, Athens
Bibb County Schools
The Galloway School
Lakeview Academy GA
The Westminster Schools
The Glenn Institute

Punahou School
University of Hawaii

Inter-American Magnet School, Chicago
Bold Chicago
Eco Education
University of Chicago Lab School
University of Illinois Extension
Evanston Township High School
College of DuPage
Chicago City Day School
Sacred Heart Schools

Purdue University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences
Park Tudor School, Indianapolis
Indiana University, Center on Education & Lifelong Learning
School of Academic and Career Development

East High School

University of Louisville

Hamilton Terrace High School, Shreveport

Unity College

Washington County Board of Education
Governor’s Office on Service
The Key School, Annapolis
'The Woods Academy, Bethesda

Deerfield Academy
Attleboro High School
Brookwood School
Sharon School District
Worcester State College
Bryn Mawr School
Drury High School
Massachusetts Campus Compact
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Marlborough Intermediate Elementary School
Shady Hill School
Park School
Richer Elementary, Marlborough
Winchester High School
Pingree School
Carroll School, Lincoln
Salem Academy Charter School
Groton School

Eastern Michigan University
Tecumseh Public Schools
Beaver Island Community School
Portage Public Schools
Service Learning Academy, Detroi

McComb School District
Higgins Middle School
East Park Elementary, Moss Point
Jones Junior College


Missouri Department of Education
Kansas City Institute of the Arts
Maplewood Richmond Heights SD
St. Louis Country Day School


Sentinel High School, Missoula
Red Cloud YMCA

Omaha School District

University of Nevada, Reno

New Hampshire
Antioch University–NE
Marlborough Elementary

New Jersey
Northfield Board of Education
Ridge & Valley Charter School
The Lawrenceville School
New Providence High School

New Mexico
New Mexico Community Education
Jemez Valley Public Schools

New York
New York City Board of Education
Poly Prep School, Brooklyn
Trinity School
Brearly School
Green Vale School
Albion Central School District
MiddleCountry Central School District
Suffolk Co. Community College
Fredonia High School
Trinity School, Manhattan
Christian Neighborhood Center
Sag Harbor School District
Ward Melville High School
Erie 1 BOCES
School of the Holy Child, Rye
Adirondack Mountain Club
Gates Chili High School
American. Red Cross, Buffalo
Brooklyn College
Shoreham-Wading River High School, Long Island
Community Food Resource Center, NYC

North Carolina
Evergreen Community Charter School
New Hanover County Schools
Student Conservation Association
Goffstown Town High School
Trinity Episcopal School, Charlotte
Wells Memorial School
UNC Greensboro
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

North Dakota
Richland County Vo-Tech
North Dakota School to Work

Polly Fox Academy, Toldeo
Bellefaire School, Cleveland
Miami University of Ohio

Inola Public Schools
Casady School, Oklahoma City

Nestucca School District
Ashfield School District
Friends School of Portland
Sauvie Island Charter School Family House

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Bryn Mawr College
Institute for Non-Profit Leadership
Montgomery County Intermediate School
East Stroudsburg University
Youth Volunteer Corps, Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia School
Hatboro-Horsham School District
Central Susquehanna Intermediate School
The Haverford School
South Side High School, Hookstown

Rhode Island
Sustainable Harvest International
Moses Brown School

South Carolina
Horry County Public Schools
College of Charleston

Franklin Road Academy
Cherokee District Authority

Hollenbeck School, Dallas
Texas Center for Service-Learning
The Regis School Houston
Dallas Independent School District

Ivan County Schools

Norfolk State University
Christopher Newport University
Bishop O’Connell High School
Collegiate School, Richmond
Stafford County Schools

Educational Service District
Seattle Public Schools


Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools

Vermont Schools and Educational Organizations

Norwich University
Chittenden Solid Waste District
Union Elementary, Montpelier, Vermont
Community High School of Vermont, Department of Corrections
South Burlington High School
Vermont VISTA
John Dewey Project on Progressive Education at UVM
Johnson State College
Lamoille Area Professional Development Association
Lamoille Service-Learning Task Force
Middlebury Union High School
Northeast Kingdom School Development Center
Shelburne Farms–Forest In Every Classroom Program
Shelburne Farms–Sustainable Schools Project
Southeastern Vermont Leadership Institute
St. Albans Educational Center
University of Vermont, College of Education
Vermont Middle Level Educators (VAMLE)
Vermont Rural Partnership
Vermont College of the Union Institute and University
Vermont Interactive Learning Network
The Vermont Institutes
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
School for International Training
Barnet School
Bellows Free Academy
Burke Elementary School
Champlain Valley Union High School
Essex High School
Fairfax School
Fairfield Center School
Grand Isle School District
Guilford Central School
Leicester Central School
Lincoln Community School
Long Trail School
Manchester Middle School
Maple Hill School
Newark School
Williston Central School
Washington Village School
Jericho Elementary
Green Mountain College

Hazen Union
Lamoille Union High School
Stowe Middle School
Craftsbury Academy
The Walden Project
Mt. Mansfield Union High School
Manchester Middle School
Blue Mountain Union School
South. Royalton School
The Bellwether School, Williston
Union Elementary
Weybridge Elementary School
Harwood Union Middle School
Recycle North, Youth Build
Milton Middle School
Colchester High School
Rutland Regional High School
Smile School
Thetford Academy
Sustainability Academy
Twin Valley Middle School
Washington Village School
Washington Central Supervisory Union
Washington West Supervisory Union
Windham Central Supervisory Union
Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
Winooski Middle School
Barre Town Elementary School
Morristown Elementary
Enosburg Falls High School
Academy Elementary School, Brattleboro
Vermont Institute on the Caribbean
Community College of Vermont
Brattleboro Area Middle School
Putney Elementary
Currier Memorial School
Champlain Elementary School
Georgia Elementary and Middle School
Burr & Burton Academ
Vermont Campus Compact
Cabot School y
Peoples Academy
What Educators
Are Saying...

“I will always be grateful for my training at the CWI's Summer Institute. Your team of experts in the field of Service-Learning gave me the foundation, and exemplary Best Practices needed to build sustainability for our program.”
Amelia Ross-Hammond
Professor of Music
Coordinator of S-L/Civic Engagement
Norfolk State University, Virginia

“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. I also feel I can be clearer in promoting service-learning in my school. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness in planning out such a well rounded and stimulating program.”
Terry Yamamoto-Edwards
Science Teacher
Punahou School, Hawaii

“It was a highly educational and life-changing experience! Something that will stand out in my mind as a cherished memory! The faculty were more engaged and involved with participants, with genuine desire to help them than I have ever witnessed. They we were tremendously flexible and available.”
Barbara Huffstutler, S-L Facilitator
Polk County School District, Forida

This was truly an example of people who love and understand learning. How special to have been a part of it. Thank you!”
Erin Ruegg, Teacher
Colegio Jorge Washington
Columbia, SA

“You make the five day commitment worth it” The professional level and organization/preparation certainly distinguish you from other experiences I’ve had. This Institute is a sustainability model in itself. I really thought you hit the mix dead on.”
Leitzel Schoen, S-L Director
The Westminster School
Atlanta, GA

“I came expecting knowledge and I am leaving with passion!
Ray Dumais, S-L Director
Goffstown High School, New Hampshire

“Every one of you is experienced, accomplished, articulate and eager to share with others….very flexible and patient despite great demands on your time and energy. I recommend the Institute. Anyone interested in employing service-learning as a tool would benefit from the theoretical framework, practical applications, examples and individual discussions of project plans.”
Pieranna Pieroni
College Now Director
Brooklyn College, NYC

“In those few days other people’s kindness and strength, their commitment to community service learning and the Institute that brought them all together renewed my faith in human power.
We were all working on things that mattered.”
Sherine Hafez, Teacher
Cairo American College, Egypt

“This has been the best Institute. I’m excited to start my 40th year of teaching!”
Courtney Van Kleeck
Social Studies Teacher
Colchester High School, Vermont

“What I got from the Institute was for more than I hoped for....the first step in a fantastic adventure. Thank You!”
Mary Drexler
Hamilton Terrace High School
Shreveport, Louisiana

“…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 Manage, Future of Life
Wilmington, Delaware

“This Institute has made me appreciate who I am and who I want to become as an educator and learner…. The whole week was truly inspiring and rewarding—from the people, the information to the food and funn and laughter. Thank you once again for a rewarding week that will stay in my mind and soul forever.”
Krista Zielinski
K-6 Spanish Teacher
Wells Memorial School, NH

“I would recommend CWI's Institute to others because it builds deeper knowledge of service-learning while organically establishing a network of support and knowledge.”
Sara Pearson
American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC

“The facilitators were exceptional! Very well versed and able to give ideas on all levels. I would recommend the Institute to others. This has become an excellent tool for my toolbox…. Now service-learning will definitely be in our schools and community.”
Kim McMillan
Curriculum Director
East Park Elementary
Moss Point, Mississippi

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