Working for Schools for Sustainability is essentially channeling your passions to good use with a team of progressive and talented individuals. This dynamic environment is exhilarating. We never stop learning and we never stop growing.
The Harlem Renaissance period is an era that I wish that I could somehow experience in my life. The allure of it. The thought that if I was a black male and educated in a variety of things that I would be considered a "Renaissance Man."
Our journey began in March 2013 with the creation of Project Impact, an arts-based leadership workshop for teen trafficking survivors. We spent three months working with the 15-18 year-old residents of JCCA's Gateways
A door swung open for us. He said that public service was an honorable profession, that politics was not just a game for hacks and cronies, but a way to change the world. America suddenly became an exciting place in which to be young.
So I started to read books. To me, books held all the answers to my biggest questions. Why is the sun so important? What causes the seasonal changes? Why does the sun rise in the East and fall in the West?
There is a critical need to incorporate the fundamentals of civic and community engagement into K-12 education. Students should possess the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle the problems and to work with others to produce real, lasting societal change.