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:


Professional Development

Workshops and courses on Teaching for Change publications, including a focused effort in Mississippi using Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching.


A partnership with Rethinking Schools on the Zinn Education Project, collaborating to bring people’s history to the classroom.


Parent Power

The Tellin’ Stories Project, a unique approach to building grassroots multiracial parent power in schools through training and professional development, and parent engagement.




A carefully curated collection of lists and reviews of multicultural children’s books at Social Justice Books.



Teaching for Change has won organizational awards from the D.C. Humanities Council, the National Multicultural Institute, and the National Association for Multicultural Education.





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.

Past Teaching for Change newsletters and fund appeals can be viewed online.

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