Monthly Archives: November 2016

Building Community, One Student at a Time

Celebrating Our 22nd Year of Transformative Professional Development BY JOE BROOKS, Founder, Community Works Institute Each summer I have the pleasure to guide two of the longest running service-learning driven professional development events in the world, CWI’s Summer WEST, held … Continue reading

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What are Design Educators to do in an Election Season like this?

Design for Social Justice by Getting to Know Potential Users: Bullies, Teasers and Tormentors CWI is pleased to share an exceptional opportunity, courtesy of our partner Patty Kovic, Associate Professor at Otis College of Art and Design. Patty has developed … Continue reading

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