Citizen Schools is a national non-profit organization serving low income middle school students after school, extending the number of hours spent in an active learning environment. Students who participate in our program are 20% more likely to graduate from high school. A core program element is the project based student apprenticeship.
Studies show that only 1 in 40 African-American boys in Chicago Public Schools will complete college. At Urban Prep, the nation's first network of all-male charter public high schools, We Believe all of our graduates will.
Do you want to help others get access to learning materials they need to succeed? Are you interested in learning more about how you can gain skills in sharing information and knowledge so that others can use it in local contexts?
GEAR UP is a federally funded pre-college program offered by the U.S. Department of Education. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is designed to follow a cohort of students, the class of 2012, complete high school, and prepare for college. EMU is the host institution for GEAR UP at Ypsilanti High School.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP); the Institute for Social Research; the Center for the Study of Complex Systems; and the School of Education.
You are invited to attend a special community screening of "Waiting for Superman," followed by a panel discussion featuring 5 distinguished education policy experts at the Michigan Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7:00-9:30pm.
Tickets ($6.00 each) are available at the Michigan Theater Box Office.
VIEW is looking for students with previous service learning experience to come join VIEW!
- A student run organization
- A year long weekly volunteering opportunity
- Volunteer with nonprofits located around Ann Arbor
- Service Learning Based:
* Education and Training
Here's a webpage that is a great resource for those of you who want to learn more about the DREAM Act and/or would like to find ways to do something to support it. Let me know if you have any questions!
U-M School of Social Work alumnus Scott Tharp wrote an article on the role of privilege in diversity education (see link below). It is based on his experience as a white, heterosexual male in his role as the Associate Director of the Office of Diversity Education at DePaul University. It's a quick read; I encourage you to check it out! Tell us what you think!