SEL Awardee

Renata Germino

Albemarle County Public Schools, Office of Community Engagement
Charlottesville, VA
“Pupusas, Cassava Cakes, and Falafel! 'Bridges through Bread' fosters community and cross-generational communication through cooking and conversation. Immigrant and refugee parents and elders will be the leaders and experts, teaching students and their families how to cook international meals. With the help of interpreters, the cooks will teach about different dishes and customs from their countries of origin. Participants can replicate the delicious cuisine with the help of our community cookbook and cultural anthology, culminating projects compiled and created by newcomer students in the Albemarle County, Virginia Public Schools.”
Tags: Community Engagement, District, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, New Arrivals, Student Leadership & Voice, Traditional Public School, Urban