As we sought to include more students from our neighboring communities, a consistent theme emerged and birthed a new recruiting strategy. This session will focus on breaking down the barriers to entry for low-income families of color. We will start with discussing strategic approaches to understanding the academic gaps that exist in low-income communities of color and why. Then, we will discuss the importance of Trauma-Informed Classrooms to ensure the most optimal learning space. And finally, we will wrap up with discussing parent education needs and partnerships.
Darnetta Forteau, St. Philip's School and Community Center (TX)