Tellin’ Stories Receives Grants for Professional Evaluation

 “[Teaching for Change] did not just increase the numbers of parents involved – it literally changed the face of who we saw coming in the door and advocating for their children.” – Michelle Molitor, E.L. Haynes Principal October 4, 2011 – Teaching for Change’s Tellin’ Stories Project has been recognized by the Harvard Family Research Project as one of […]

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Missouri Teachers’ Overwhelming Response to Family Engagement Training

“This is one of the best trainings I ever attended.” – Elementary ELL Teacher, Bayless School District September 30, 2011 – Teaching for Change parent organizers América Calderón and Jhonna Turner traveled to St. Louis, Missouri in September to conduct a professional development session for more than 70 teachers of English Language Learner (ELL) students. […]

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Howard Zinn Room Dedication

There was a standing-room-only crowd at the new Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, Md., for the special event on September 21, 2011 to celebrate International Peace Day, dedicate the Zinn Room, and raise funds for the Zinn Education Project. The date ended up being more significant than could have been imagined. An extraordinary group of people spoke, sang, […]

Teaching for Change Partners with D.C. High School to Bolster Library Collection

A boost for the library of McKinley Technology High School, courtesy of the customers of Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets Bookstore by LaTissia Mitchell At times, Teaching for Change’s mission, to nurture and build social justice in schools, surprises us with its reach. In April, members of the McKinley Technology High School PTSA approached Publications […]

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National History Day at Capital City Public Charter School

Doughnut holes and orange juice jugs cover the table. Chairs set in neat tight lines cover the floor. The background of the stage is painted with colorful murals from the latest school play. The entire setting looks perfect, orderly. But what happens next in the multi-purpose room of Capital City Public Charter School is not so […]

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Student Assignment: How to Improve Our School and Community

It was a hot day in early June, but the 11th graders inside of Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC never seemed to sweat. They were cool, put together, looking more like policy advocates in front of congress instead of soon-to-be seniors in high school. Their task: pick a problem facing the community, […]

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Afro-Peruvian Musical Fundraiser for Teaching for Change a Success

Teaching for Change supporters gathered on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 for a preview of GALA Hispanic Theatre’s June 8-26, 2011 show, CANTO AL PERÚ NEGRO: An Afro-Peruvian Musical by Gabriel García, directed by Hugo Medrano. Each year GALA Hispanic Theatre donates the preview night’s show to a local nonprofit organization working in the community. Donors and supporters from Maryland, […]

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Strengthening Parent Engagement in Two Schools

In the spring of 2011 we held community building sessions at two schools in D.C. – Orr Elementary School (DCPS) and EL Haynes Public Charter School (grades 3-8). In each school parents met for six sessions to create a quilt of family stories. While working on the quilt, there were structured opportunities to discuss joys and […]

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Bookseller Katie Seitz’s Chalkboard Art is Just the Start to a Great Event

Teaching for Change staff member Katie Seitz creates stunning chalkboard displays at Busboys and Poets – 14th St. Most advertise for upcoming events, but her free-hand fonts and drawings blur the line between Art and Advertising. See samples of her work. The photos don’t do them justice–they must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

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Young People’s Project in McComb and DC

The Young People’s Project (YPP) is now working with students in McComb, Mississippi. The Young People’s Project’s mission is to ”develop students aged 8-22 from traditionally marginalized populations as learners, teachers, leaders, and organizers through math and media literacy, community-building, and advocacy in order to build a unique network of young people who are better equipped to navigate […]

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