SEL Awardee

Kamal Wright-Cunningham

Maya Angelou Schools
Washington, DC
“Maya Angelou Schools is an alternative charter school network in Washington, DC serving a disconnected youth population at our high school, Young Adult Learning Center, and the Maya Angelou Academy at the New Beginnings Youth Development Center, a long-term secure facility for adjudicated, delinquent youth. In 2019, the Clinical Services Department launched a trauma-informed art therapy program with the support of a previous NoVo SEL in Action award. This continued support will enable the continued innovation and codification of the art therapy program, enabling us to serve more students, add a family engagement component, and expand exposure opportunities.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Charter School, Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Approaches, District, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Housing Inequities, Project-based Learning, Restorative Practices, Student Engagement, Students Affected by Suspensions, Students with Disabilities, Trauma-Informed, Urban