Achievement First Greenfield schools treasure Awesomely Powerful Community as a core anchor to our work. Engaging with families, community organizations, and local leaders is pivotal for our students to achieve academic and character excellence.
As an initial step toward Awesomely Powerful Community, this month the 60 staff members of the pioneer Greenfield school - Elm City College Prep - visited five neighborhoods across New Haven where many of our scholars live. There, teachers met with parents, siblings, alums, and community leaders to discuss real, important issues.
At the end of the day, each group presented to their peers on the neighborhood they learned about. The program helped teachers gain a deeper understanding of our community, set them up to more actively engage with local institutions, and inspired them to build even stronger relationships with our kids and families. Explore the below photographs, teacher reflections, and sound clips to get a glimpse of our Awesomely Powerful Community.
Michael Rady is the Associate Director of Expeditions for the Greenfield program. Learn more about Greenfield here.