New Snapshots Video: Why Trauma & Poverty Interventions Fall Short

With examples from Oakland Freedom Schools, Macheo Payne, senior director of equity and educational initiatives at Lincoln, showcases how programs can achieve breakthrough impact in closing the achievement gap. Oakland Freedom Schools, a summer literacy program for students of color and low-income families, intentionally addresses cultural, racial, and societal issues alongside reading skills.

Watch his poignant Snapshots presentation to learn how and why race-based interventions can address the root of disproportionate levels of trauma and poverty in the Black community.

“We focus on identity and culture as the central and most durable aspects of a Black child’s life,” said Payne during his talk at the 2016 Alliance National Conference.

All the Alliance Snapshots, TED Talk-inspired presentations that took place at the 2016 Alliance National Conference, will hopefully move you to take action and incorporate new and transformational ideas within your organization and community.

Watch Why Trauma & Poverty Interventions Fall Short  online.

Date Posted: 
Thu, 1 Dec 2016

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