Emory students, staff and faculty visit Drew Charter School

By Kendra N. Price | May 2, 2018

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On Friday, April 20, Emory participated in community-engaged learning at Drew Charter School with Professor Kathleen Leuschen. Emory University faculty, staff and students have worked with seven classes since January to bring students and teachers workshops through Emory Graduation Generation.

On April 20, Emory participated in community engaged learning at Drew Charter School, led by professors Kathleen Leuschen and Shan Mukhtar. Emory faculty, staff and students have worked side by side with the teachers in seven classes at the school since January to support, supplement and enrich the students’ learning.

This collaboration was kicked off with a literacy workshop for Drew teachers, Emory faculty and students using the Pre-Texts methodology that encourages practitioners to select a text to engage with and to “spin it with any available art form.” All of this was accomplished through Emory Graduation Generation.

Emory Graduation Generation, a program housed within the Center for Civic and Community Engagement in Campus Life, works in collaboration with Atlanta Public Schools and local communities to support the academic and social emotional learning in classrooms, to encourage engagement in in-school and out-of-school time activities and to decrease dropout rates for public elementary, middle and high school students in metro Atlanta.  

Dr. Barbara Coble of Emory Graduation Generation led this effort at Drew Charter School, which is a culmination of several components that include: reading and writing, literacy methodology, dancing, using step and sound, as well having the students to invent their own stories based on what they've learned.  See more of their collective work here.