“ANTSHE is an international partnership of students, academic professionals, institutions, and organizations whose mission is to encourage and coordinate support, education, and advocacy for the adult learner.”
“Class Action inspires action to end classism. We raise awareness, facilitate cross-class dialogue, support cross-class alliances, and work with others to promote economic justice.”
This is the accompanying website for the book Class Matters.
“For three years, the nonprofit Next Generation Press has invited diverse groups of students from across the country to speak from experience about what helped them make the difficult transition to college and stay on to graduate. From this wealth of first-hand wisdom, we have crafted two products:
1. Six audio-slideshows that capture the voices of the students we interviewed and take a look at their lives and learning.
2. First in the Family: Your College Years, a 124-page book that shares their stories and tips for those who follow. Click here to preview
Both are intended for first-generation-college students and the faculty and staff who guide them. The audio slideshows, which end with discussion questions, make strong conversation starters in either student support groups or administrative strategy sessions. The book provides a compelling text for use in college transition or support classes.”
“The Incentive Mentoring Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides intensive academic and social support to Baltimore City teenagers who are in immediate danger of being expelled from high-school. IMP has achieved a 100% graduation and 100% college acceptance rate by engaging students in activities that build self-worth, accomplishment, academic pride, and civic responsibility.”
“Payday is a website devoted to exploring working class art and life, from a working class perpective. Since the mistaken but apparently steadfast belief that there is no such thing as working class art is one I keep running into like that ol’ brick wall, providing evidence to the contrary is one of my main reasons for starting Payday. In answer to people who say working class people don’t read, I’ve compiled bibliographies of working class autobiography and fiction, and am working on lists of poetry and anthologies of working class writing. Such lists go a long way to say “is so” to “there’s nothing there.” I welcome lists by others on any subject having to do with working class culture.”
“New York Union Semester is an innovative program, providing the opportunity to learn about organized labor in a challenging environment both inside and outside the classroom. As interns, students learn the inner workings of organized labor while they make a contribution to the important work unions do. In the classroom, students analyze the experience they are gaining in the field, by studying the U.S. Labor Movement past and present. Students will earn 16 undergraduate credits OR 12 graduate credits and a Certificate in Labor Studies from the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at the City University of New York (CUNY).”
“Union Semester is an intensive academic and internship program. Internships are 32 hours a week and students attend four classes each week.”
“For nine years, WKCD has listened and talked with students nationwide about their learning, their schools, their hopes and dreams. Going to college has been a big part of these conversations. What does it take to get to college, especially if you are the first in your family to go? Where does the motivation come from? What stands in the way? What supports do students need, and where can they—do they—turn for help? How well do they feel their schools are preparing them for college?
From this work, we have produced a rich set of resources for first-generation and low-income students on how to make it to college and succeed once there. All of these resources are student-to-student: “near peers” advising those following in their footsteps. They are aimed at the adults who support students on the path to college as much as the students themselves. ”
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