John R. Lewis Community Liberation Academy (JLCLA)

Our John R. Lewis Community Liberation Academy Learning Circles are about the network of mutuality finally operating as an inclusive network, concerned, not just about a few lives, but about every life that is woven together with us in a single garment of destiny! We reject exclusivity and affirm our need for and obligation to all of our neighbors!! Our destinies are linked.
Our JLCLA learning circles will:
  • Honor the great work happening by teachers and leaders at our local schools as they provide live (synchronous) learning opportunities and specialized supports
  • Provide a heavy focus on literacy supports because we know that LITERACY IS LIBERATION!
  • Provide assessment tools so that students and their families know where they are and can map their plan to where they want to GROW
  • Provide weekly recorded (asynchronous) READ-ALOUD & literacy encouragement with our amazing FaithBridge Education Team
  • Provide opportunities for students and families to connect in weekly Guided Reading Circles (Virtual or In-Person)
  • Provide opportunities for students and families to connect in weekly Arts Enrichment Circles (Virtual or In-Person)
  • Provide opportunities for students and families to connect in weekly Total Wellness Circles (Virtual or In-Person)
  • Provide opportunities for parents/guardians, who we honor as first teachers and best advocates, with tools and supports to aid their child's liberation through literacy via our PARENT ACADEMY
  • Provide backpacks, at home learning supplies, and leveled literacy bundles to help every child create or add to their home library
We believe this to be "good trouble, necessary trouble" that will aid our efforts to abolish inequalities, inequities, and to end the violence of educational mediocrity! We need your support!

Our calendar for the JLCLA is:

July - August 2020: Planning & Production

Sept. 1 - Sept. 20: Production & Piloting

Sept. 21 - December 18, 2020: Fall Learning Circles

December 18 - January 18, 2021: Winter Break

January 19 - March 2021: Winter/Spring Learning Circles

April - June 2021: Spring/Summer Learning Circles

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