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35th Anniversary Year Begins

It’s our 35th anniversary this year! Throughout 2024 we’ll share stories from the archives of our 35-year history. We’ll also highlight the people who make this work possible, beginning with our board and staff. One of our 35th anniversary goals is to raise $350,000 so that we can support teachers and students in the years …

Your Grandma is Our Grandma: Smothers ES Uplifts Intergenerational Principle

There were no fresh baked, chocolate chip cookies in sight. No peppermints being discreetly offered and passed from big to little hands. All of the sweaters appeared to be store-bought, not hand knit. Yet everyone at Smothers Elementary School (DCPS) the morning of their Intergenerational Read Aloud were wrapped in the love, wisdom, and laughter …

From Reconstruction to Afro-Futurism: Educators Get Ready for Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Keynote Speaker │ Workshops & Resources On Saturday, January 20, hundreds of educators gathered virtually to prepare for the 2024 National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action (February 5–9). The fair opened with a welcome from Keesha Ceran, deputy director of Teaching for Change. She introduced national Black Lives Matter at School organizer Sam …

To Live and Breathe: Kindergartners Meet Local Environmental Activist

My kindergarten class went on an inspiring field trip to the Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast D.C. to experience their exhibit, “To Live and Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C.,” which was open from May 19th, 2023 – January 7th, 2024. The exhibit’s blurb read: Women have led the environmental justice movement. Women are often …

Hopeful 2023 Stories

Check out the hopeful stories from 2023 below. Our work is made possible by the ongoing support of allies like you. Help us deepen our impact by sharing these stories (as well as our resources) as we continue building social justice, starting in the classroom. Please consider a year-end gift to Teaching for Change to help us …