The We Are America Project has engendered powerful, honest stories by high school students about their lives in America. The project was started by 18 students from Lowell High School ( in Lowell, Massachusetts), who are working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American—and to spark a new national conversation about American identity today led by the next generation. Working together with their teacher in the 2018–2019 school year, the Lowell students wrote and edited two books of personal stories in which they each shared a story of self that they thought helped define and answer that question. They recorded and published their stories—We Are America and We Are America Too—and posted them on a website they created to help start a conversation on identity and belonging. To expand their project across the country, the students partnered with three national nonprofit organizations: Facing History and Ourselves, Re-Imagining Migration, and New York’s Tenement Museum.
The BlackPast provides a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African Americans and of people of African ancestry around the world. The compilation and concentration of these diverse resources allow BlackPast to serve as the “Google” of African American history.
Read in Color is bringing diverse books to Little Free Library book-sharing boxes around the world. The program has four key components: Read in Color pledge; Little Free Library installations; Free diverse books; and Recommended reading lists.
NWEA offers Educators for Equity Grants of up to $10,000 to foster growth for students who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities. Proposed programs should be equity-focused, evidence-based, culturally relevant to students served, and explicitly designed to improve academic opportunities and outcomes.