SEL Awardee

Tanika Island Childress

University of Chicago Charter School
Chicago, IL
“With the help of a previous SEL Award, UCCS recently engaged Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy to create a more culturally-responsive learning environment at UCCS. We seek to build a school culture where all students are seen, valued, and empowered to use their own cultural characteristics, experiences, and perspectives for academic success.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Charter School, Community Engagement, District, Elementary School, Girls & Young Women of Color, High School, Identity Development, Project-based Learning, Racial, Gender and/or Social Justice, Student Engagement, Urban