Arizona Community Works Expansion Center
The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education has partnered with Street Law, Inc. and the National Crime Prevention Council to implement the Community Works Program in Arizona schools. The Foundation provides training and technical assistance to Arizona educators and schools for successful implementation of the Community Works Program.
National Crime Prevention Council Website: Teens, Crime & the Community
Street Law, Inc.
Community Works: Smart Teens Make Safer Communities
A curriculum from the national Teens, Crime, and the Community (TCC) program - based on more than 14 years of success with the classroom textbook. Community Works: Smart Teens Make Safer Communities combines education and action to reduce teen victimization and to involve youth in their communities. Highly interactive activities â€“ role-plays, group discussions, skits - build leadership and communication skills and is aligned to the Arizona State Standards. The program culminates in a community service project - planned, designed, and implemented by youth. Step-by-step lesson plans are designed for instructors who have limited time for lesson planning. TCC is a joint initiative of Street Law, Inc. and the National Crime Prevention Council.
Arizona State Standards: To assist educators with the implementation of the Community Works Program, we have aligned the curriculum to the Arizona State Standards.
Professional Development Training: The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services provides ongoing professional development training to assist educators with the implementation of the Community Works Curriculum.
Training Objectives: As a result of the Community Works training, participants will learn:
- How to implement the Community Works Program
- How to strengthen students' awareness of their community
- Methods for encouraging youth to take an active role in their community
- How to develop student leadership through service learning
Issues Curriculum Addresses:
- Lack of appreciation for surrounding community
To enroll in a Community Works Professional Development Training, please visit our training website: www.azflse.org/academy.
Community Works Action Project Competition
The Community Works Action Project Competition provides students the opportunity to showcase their Action Projects, designed and implemented as a result of participating in the Community Works curriculum and service learning project.
Action Projects due: March 30, 2007
For more information regarding this program, please contact Joannie Collins at Joannie.Collins@azflse.org.