The Ethnic Studies Professional Learning Community (ESPLC) is housed within The Bennett Foundation’s “Breaking Barriers: Equity Education” program. The goal of the ESPLC is to meet the needs of a diverse student body by providing professional development for educators to help them better understand and implement the core principals of Ethnic Studies, including the critical and interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. The program will provide professional development opportunities, as well as classroom coaching, and the formation of professional learning communities to share best practices. Through the ESPLC we are helping to support a growing national movement for culturally relevant curriculum.
The Bennett Foundation is a proud partner with iamtheCODE. The first African-led global movement to mobilize government, private sector, and investors to advance STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, and Design) Education.
During the summer of 2018, The Bennett Foundation and iamtheCODE launched their Academy in Senegal which combines sport and coding. While in Senegal, we were fortunate enough to meet passionate young women willing to share their stories with us. The experience taught us a lot about the wonderful community, but our biggest takeaway was the dreams and hopes these girls have. We were so thankful to be able to be a guide & voice for such an amazing group and organization.