Program alumnus, Dr. Leslie Etienne, is the new Education Justice Coordinator for Project South Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. Based in Atlanta, the organization was founded in 1986 and has developed thousands of leaders within communities directly affected by racism and economic injustice in order to build social movements to eliminate poverty. In his new position Dr. Etienne will support and lead a myriad of social justice based facilitation and research that further develops the Education Justice initiative.
Learn more about the organization here.
Dr. Etienne’s dissertation entitled, A Historical Narrative of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s Freedom Schools and their Legacy for Contemporary Youth Leadership Development Programming, which identifies the Freedom School’s legacy as a model for contemporary youth leadership development programming in school-aged out of school (after school) settings can be accessed in its entirety here!