Celebrating our CommonLore Educators!

Celebrating our inaugural Cohort of K-16 and community-based educators! This summer marked our first gathering of Los Angeles area educators who spent a remarkable week together at CWI’s Summer WEST Institute, focused on developing community focused learning experiences, with the life within local neighborhoods our touchstone. We explored Los Angeles, designed curriculum, and most of all built new and powerful collaborations between teachers, school, and community partners.

We are now recruiting for our 2018 CommonLore Cohort.
Join us! contact us for more info#communityworksinstitute #losangeles #lariver


About Joe Brooks

Joe Brooks is the Founder and Director of Community Works Institute (CWI) and visionary advocate-leader for embedding place based service-learning in K-16 education and community programs. An internationally recognized expert in service-learning, Joe has worked over the past three decades, across the U.S. and internationally, with students, educators, and administrators, at every grade level, both in urban and rural contexts. RiverLore is an extension of Joe's long term vision and efforts to transform K-16 learning by connecting students to their local community. As a public school teacher Joe established a nationally recognized K-12 service-learning program that included a student run community newspaper that thrived for twenty years. In 1995 he established CWI's Summer EAST Institute in Vermont, and later Summer WEST in Los Angeles. These week long intensive Institutes function as a collaborative learning and design laboratory and have been attended by educators from nearly every U.S. state and many countries around the world.
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