Ann M. Aviles, an assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies is working on a project that will engage youth in the Riverside community of Wilmington, DE to promote civic engagement via Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) to increase youth's capacity to be knowledgeable, active participants in their community's revitalization efforts.
Janine de Novais, an assistant professor in Education examines the influence of the Brave Community workshop on instructors who teach about race and culture and their students. Her project aims to build the capacity of higher education instructors to create such classrooms for their students.
Katrina Morrison, a Researcher at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy, is partnership with Akoben LLC, in a research-practice partnership around the use of restorative practices in school, with emphasis on student voice and experience.
Roderick L. Carey is an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences. In partnership with Newark High School, Dr. Carey is imagining mattering-- learning from the experiences of Black and Latino boys and the ways they do or do not infer their mattering in school spaces to develop professional learning experiences for educators.
Dr. Elizabeth Soslau, an associate professor in Education, led the Need in Deed Critical Service Learning Collaborative, working in partnership with Warner Elementary to implement a critical service learning curriculum that facilitated elementary students' year long projects, enabling a culturally relevant curriculum that addresses the required standards and positioned children as empowered change agents by connecting classrooms with the community.