What We Do
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.
Teaching for Change operates from the belief that schools can provide students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world — or they can fortify the status quo. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.
Teaching for Change’s programs include:
Workshops and courses on Teaching for Change publications, including a focused effort in Mississippi using Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching.
The Tellin’ Stories Project, a unique approach to building grassroots multiracial parent power in schools through training and professional development, and parent engagement.
Our own widely acclaimed publications, Beyond Heroes and Holidays, Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching, and the Caribbean Connections series.
A progressive bookstore located in the Busboys and Poets restaurant and performance space at 14th and V Streets, NW in Washington, D.C.
Teaching for Change was selected for pro-bono representation by the Orrick law firm, thanks to the services of the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program.