Help Bring Go-Go to D.C. Classrooms

This fall, Teaching for Change is bringing renowned go-go performers to D.C. classrooms to coach and mentor K-12 students as part of our Teach the Beat project. Students have the unique opportunity to ask questions and perform with expert guidance. 

To date, fifteen 
classrooms have been scheduled to receive visits from go-go performers through a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, in partnership with DCPS. 

However, dozens more classroom teachers have already applied to be a part of this program, and our funding expires at the end of September. 

We need your support to help infuse D.C.'s rich and unique tradition of go-go into classrooms across the D.C. area year-roundPlease give a tax-deductible donation today.
E.L. Haynes music teacher Ashton Conklin was delighted after a visit from legendary go-go drummer William "Ju Ju" House:

Ju Ju connected with our students in so many powerful ways during his visit. I couldn't imagine a better experience with a visiting artist in my classroom and my students have been talking about the workshop ever since.

You can read more about the visits that have already taken place and upcoming visits here.

Please support Teach the Beat so that we can continue this program to share D.C.'s unique tradition with students throughout the fall and beyond.
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Writing Course for Teachers

D.C. area teachers have important stories to tell. The future well-being of our public schools depends on those stories being heard. A new writing course, Stories from Our Classrooms, will give D.C. area teachers who are eager to write about their classrooms through a social justice lens an opportunity to hone their writing skills and publish. Learn more about the course and apply by September 15.

UPCOMING EVENT: On October 2nd, Busboys and Poets will celebrate its 10th anniversary with Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, Jeff Zinn, and more. There will be a reception fundraiser for Teaching for Change at 6:30pm. Learn more and purchase tickets here

Your support helps Teaching for Change provide teachers and parents with tools to create schools where students learn to read, write, and change the world.

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