Reciprocal Community Partnerships

The aim of this master class is to offer AISA service learning & global citizenship educators an opportunity to evaluate existing community partnerships and create new ones that align with critical and sustainable models of community engagement.
  • Virtual Workshops
  • Service Learning Co-ordinators, CAS Co-ordinators, Curriculum Co-ordinators and Global Citizenship Co-ordinators
  • Virtual
  • US$ 498
  • 4:00 pm (GMT +0:00) - 5:00 pm (GMT +0:00)
  • 27 February 2024 - 9 April 2024


For anyone involved in service learning, co-curricular service, and global citizenship education, building inclusive and reciprocal community partnerships is key. But often busy educators, service learning coordinators, and International Baccalaureate CAS (Creativity/Action/Service) and Service as Action coordinators wonder how to build a deep meaningful partnership or how to evaluate existing partnerships to deepen impact for both student learners and community partners.

This 6-week course will provide participants with the thinking frameworks, resources, and strategies needed to evaluate a program or partnership, as well as take those existing or new partnerships to the next level, a level that honours educational objectives as well as the assets and needs of community partners.

As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate & redesign existing community partnerships in regard to their reciprocal, inclusive, and sustainable foundations
  • Design new community partnerships that align with critical and sustainable principles for service learning and global citizenship
  • Explore models of community mapping and analysis of community assets and needs
  • Consider the role of student leadership, voice, and agency in creating and sustaining community partnerships
  • Experience active and deep listening protocols and learn how to use these with community partners
  • Create a community impact strategy
  • Use storytelling strategies to celebrate and honour successes in the realm of service learning and community engagement

Target Audience:

AISA service-learning educators, particularly service learning co-ordinators, CAS coordinators, curriculum coordinators, and global citizenship coordinators

The course is normally priced at USD $598. For AISA members in this special cohort, the course will be offered for USD $498.


  • LeeAnne Lavender
    Association of International Schools in Africa
    Service Learning Programme Coordinator

    LeeAnne is the Service Learning Programme Coordinator at the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and an associate with CBK Associates (founded by service learning pioneer Cathryn Berger Kaye) and Inspire Citizens. She is also a professional learning strand facilitator for ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools).

    LeeAnne loves to help school leaders establish a strategic vision for global citizenship. She also enjoys coaching small teams of teachers and individual teachers to help embed meaningful storytelling, service learning, and global citizenship into curricular experiences for students K-12.

  • Shei Ascencio
    CBK Associates
    Service Learning Consultant

    Shei Ascencio describes herself as an international educator, learner, consultant, workshop leader, online facilitator and at heart, mum, partner, friend, traveler, and foodie.

    Shei comes from Mexico with almost two decades of experience living and working in Africa, Asia, and North America. Shei recently relocated to Canada after several years of living in Luanda, Angola, and teaching at the Luanda International School (LIS). As part of CBK Associates, Shei facilitates and guides the development of service learning in international schools in India, Lesotho, China, and Angola. She is a fully trained educator in Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP) and is an active member of the International Baccalaureate Education Network (IBEN).

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