Working on Knowledge and Equity

In efforts to disrupt the continuing cycle of harm experienced by low-income Black and Brown youth, our Healing through Justice model lays the foundation for the Working on Knowledge and Equity (WOKE) Project. The WOKE Project seeks to build restorative and positive school climates through healing-centered approaches to teaching and learning with a strong focus on students’ lived experience and leadership. This is a new learning movement that centers young people who identify as survivors, and their communities, as assets. 

Teachers are supported in engaging students in designing and implementing curriculum that centers the lived experiences of students and their communities. The WOKE Project approach blends social-emotional learning grounded in positive youth development, restorative practices, and relevant and engaging learning opportunities that tie to pressing issues in the community that are top of mind for young people.

To learn more about WOKE please contact Maria Degillo at [email protected]


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