SEL Awardee

Amy M. Gonzalez

Rindge Avenue Upper School
Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge, MA
“I am working with Cambridge School Volunteers, a nonprofit organization, to help recruit community members who want to provide academic coaching and mentorship to middle schoolers during our 'Aim High' intervention blocks. I believe if students form learning partnerships with community members, they will be encouraged to clarify their thinking and have their ideas be heard, which will lead to an increase in academic skills, self-awareness, and social capital (relationships). This grant will help make it possible to provide training and materials to volunteers in cultural competency development and culturally responsive teaching.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Middle School, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban