Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI)

Juntos NC students show off their book, “The Roots of Our People: From One World to Another.”

The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) is a collaboration among NC State’s College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, the Friday Institute, and community-based organizations. The purpose of this initiative is to investigate and promote the power of voice among historically underserved students by supporting literacy learning in educational community-based organizations (CBOs). The LCI assesses the needs of youth by supporting the publication of student-authored narratives and sharing their experiences with multiple educational and political stakeholders.

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