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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[Video] Student-Authors Read Excerpts from Published Works at Inaugural Reading Celebration
The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) investigates and promotes the power of voice among historically underserved students by supporting literacy learning in educational community-based organizations. Hear student-authors read excerpts from their published books at LCI’s Inaugural Reading Celebration.
The Literacy and Community Initiative Hosts Inaugural Reading Celebration
On March 29, 2019, the Literacy and Community Initiative hosted their first reading celebration at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Youth from Triangle Literacy Council’s Bull City YouthBuild and the Juntos program shared their narratives from their published books.
Jóvenes Escriben Libro Donde Exponen Sus Raíces Hispanas
Eight Latino high school students have written a book about what it means to live in two worlds: One where they speak, study and socialize in English and the other where Spanish is the way to build cultural ties, have a dialogue with parents and grandparents, and never forget their roots. In both worlds, they have a sense of belonging.