SEL Awardee

Aleah Ruiz

Promesa Public Schools
Austin, TX
“Project CARE is a group of social workers, school leaders and teachers who are a part of the Student Support Services Department at EAPrep. The goal of Project CARE is to provide support for students, staff, families and the East Austin community so that we can empower our students to be their best selves and be successful in school and in life. Our work includes community collaboration and the integration of a healing-centered education model that focuses on SEL, restorative practices, racial equity and trauma-informed care to create a culture of safety, connection and belonging for all students.”
Tags: Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, District, Elementary School, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Measurement, Mentorship, Middle School, Mindfulness, Outdoors, Project-based Learning, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Secondary Trauma, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher Leadership, Traditional Public School, Trauma-Informed, Urban, Use of Space