More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources on Central American heritage in most schools make the rich history and literature of the region invisible.
Our book “Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching” and companion website emphasize the power of people through a diversity of stories, perspectives, essays, photographs, graphics, interviews, and interactive and interdisciplinary lessons.
We are pleased to welcome to the Teaching for Change staff our new associate director Nakeesha “Keesha” Ceran. Keesha is a first-generation American of Haitian immigrant parents who holds three degrees in political science as a proud community college graduate and a double alumna of The American University in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
On January 30, 2021 Teaching for Change and the Howard University School of Education co-hosted an annual curriculum fair to help educators to learn more about the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action and Year of Purpose. More than 500 educators from 42 states and the District of Columbia deepened their practice as they learned from the keynote speakers and participated in workshops. Learn more.
Timothy Jenkins, a Teaching for Change Board member and SNCC veteran, has offered to match any donations up to $10,000 towards producing a new print edition of “Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching” this year in honor of fellow SNCC veteran Chuck McDew (1938-2018).
Teaching for Change depends on the support of committed individuals to serve as fellows or volunteers throughout the year. In exchange for their time and expertise, we provide fellows and volunteers with the chance to make a meaningful contribution to social justice education