SEL Awardee

Fabiana Casas

Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy
Instituto del Progreso Latino
Chicago, IL
“This grant project focuses on supporting the social and emotional needs of our students. Our students have often been pushed out of the traditional school system and have encountered many difficult situations in their lives. In order for them to be successful, it is imperative that we focus on their social and emotional needs and provide them the tools and support necessary to perfect these skills. The mission of Latina Leadership Circles is to empower Latina youth to recognize their personal worth, strengthen their leadership abilities and self-confidence, and help drive them to make change in their communities and beyond.”
Tags: Charter School, Collaborative Learning, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, Curriculum, ELs, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, LGBTQI+, Measurement, Mentorship, Mindfulness, New Arrivals, Project-based Learning, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Student Leadership & Voice, Students Affected by Suspensions, Teacher, Teacher Leadership, Trauma-Informed, Urban