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Projects in Action

Projects in Action

The Social Justice Academy kicked off in July 2021. The inaugural class consisted of 14 participants across 7 districts throughout Monmouth & Ocean Counties. The two-week intensive training resulted in the development of 9 unique social justice projects currently being implemented.

Outcomes of the projects will be presented at an end-of-year symposium in spring 2022.

2021 Academy Projects in Action

Brick School District
Uplifting Voices: Cultivating Awareness Through Literature
Project Leads: Andrea Brunner, Chad Cutts, Laura Kerwin

Freehold Regional High School District
Hidden Treasures
Project Lead: Dr. Angello Villarreal

Howell Schools
Building Awareness Through Understanding Implicit Bias
Project Leads: Peter Goodall, Paul Farley, Kristin Kadir

Long Branch Public Schools
Courageous Anti-Racism Conversations: Will a Monthly Learning Community Impact the Level of Comfort and Knowledge in Regard to Social Justice, Systemic Racism, & Privilege
Project Lead: Jason Corley

Long Branch Public Schools
Act of Social Justice: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
Project Lead: Twana Richardson

Long Branch Public Schools
Windows and Mirrors: Incorporating Anti-Biased Education and Social Justice into Early Childhood
Project Lead: Dr. Nicole Trainor

Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
From Mirrors to Worlds
Project Lead: Dr. Elford Rawls-Dill

Neptune Township Schools
Courageous Conversations for Equitable Change
Project Leads: Dr. Titania Hawkins, Anya Angeloni

Red Bank Regional School District
Agents of Change: Engaging the Arts at Red Bank Regional for Hope and Change
Project Lead: Dr. Louis Moore