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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Juntos Students Publish 2nd Book with Support from Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee
NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., is helping Juntos students find the power in their voices through their second book.
[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.