SEL Awardee

Amy Berfield

New Heights Charter School
New Heights Charter School (part of Los Angeles Unified School District)
Los Angeles, CA
“New Heights Charter School, an urban school located in South Los Angeles, will use NoVo funding to become a more LGBTQIA+-inclusive, welcoming and affirming environment by having faculty and staff engage in professional learning to build their understanding. This project will address a need the whole faculty has identified and will reduce teasing and conflict at our school. Our school was founded on the belief that social and emotional learning is inextricably linked to academic learning—this program allows us to take the next step to realizing our vision.”
Tags: Charter School, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Elementary School, Identity Development, LGBTQI+, Middle School, Teacher, Urban