• Community Guide Training

    Interested in local Black history? You can become a community guide in just six weeks.

  • Embracing Our Narratives

    Learn about our mission to help local educators see our local history through the lens of African Americans.

  • EON Program Application

    Are you a local educator? Use our easy sign up form to enroll in our next "Embracing Our Narratives" course.

Community Guide Training

Want to help educate our community? The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is holding our next Community Guide training class starting January 22. Come and participate in a no-cost, six week course on local African American history in preparation to become a Community Guide, where you’ll lead tours of the Heritage Center’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.

You can apply here.

Application deadline is January 7, 2022.

Embracing Our Narratives Teacher Institute

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center invites local educators to apply for Embracing Our Narratives Summer Teacher Institute. Participants are expected to fully participate in all institute sessions and commit to integrating local history into their existing curriculum materials in the 2023-24 school year. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023. Notifications will be sent via email in March 2023.

Program Details

Join the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center for a one week summer institute for K-12 educators to explore local history through the lens of African American people. By emphasizing narratives of African American resilience, agency, and resistance, Embracing Our Narratives (EON) helps educators better understand our community and develop a more inclusive curriculum. Educators will learn from local history experts, gain access to tools and resources to use in the classroom, and engage in curriculum planning with colleagues.

The EON Institute will be held June 19-23, 2023 and will meet Monday through Friday for approximately five hours per day. Sessions will include synchronous/live lectures and discussions, asynchronous/individual reflections and activities, and the potential for optional in-person sessions. This is an intermediate level course, and interested participants must have had some racial bias training.

Sessions will be taught by Jefferson School staff, university professors, and community educators. The Institute is free and open to 25 local K-12 teachers. Professional development re-licensure points awarded for completion of course.

Application form may be accessed here. Application deadline is February 28, 2023.

Program Application

EON Form
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