Education

2014 GA Summer Highlights

Highlights from our 2014 summer programs in the DC area. The multiple videos in this playlist will auto-play in sequence by default.

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Class is in Session!

This is a video clip from a recent HELP workshop with a group of dedicated Ballou HS students during our daily afterschool program.

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GAP at Ballou HS for 2011 Day of Service

Press release below. For photos, go here: January 14, 2011 GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO MAKEOVER FIVE D.C. WARD 8 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY GW President Steven Knapp, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, White House Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes, Congresswoman Eleanor-Holmes Norton and Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry to Help Close the Day's Events at 1 :45 p.m. JAN. 17, 2011 EVENT: More than 500 members of The George Washington University community will partner with local organization, Guerilla Arts Ink, a community-based organization...

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GUERILLA ARTS NEEDS YOU!!

WE are recruiting artists, tutors, and young professionals for paid and volunteer positions working in our GA Afterschool Program (GAP). On Saturday, September 25th, we will be hosting an Informational Session at Bloombars (3222 11th STreet NW) from 11am - 1pm. All interested applicants should bring a resume/bio/CV, applications will be available on site. For more information, please contact danielle@wethewilling.org

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Guerilla Arts Afterschool Program – Jobs Available NOW!!!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!  ARTISTS!  PROFESSIONALS!  YOUTH ADVOCATES!  CONCERNED CITIZENS! We are hiring tutors, arts instructor and administrative positions for now, so PLEASE EMAIL ASHERU@WETHEWILLING.ORG TODAY!!! Through a 21st Century Learning Communities grant, Guerilla Arts is pairing up wth Howard University's Center for Urban Progress (CUP) and Neighborhood Networks to provide afterschool academic and arts enrichment to the surrounding Garfield Terrace and Park Morton Housing Developments. As a result, the Guerilla Arts Afterschool Program (GAP) will provide authentic, arts-based exposure...

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Gabriel Benn, M. Ed. Feature in Ebony Magazine (June 2010)

Gabrien Benn took part in an interview that has been featured in the June issue of Ebony Magazine. Entitled, “Whose Your Daddy: Four Men On Fatherhood”, the article is a must-read. Download the 5-page excerpt from Ebony below. Download pages 1-2(.PDF) Download pages 3-5(.PDF)

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Asheru in Capetown, SA performs for “Equal Education for All” Rally

This was a moving moment, I had the honor of performing alongside HHP in support of several thousand student protesters in Cape Town, South Africa. Organized by Equal Education (EE), a  community member organization that advocates for quality and equality in the South African education system and engages in evidence-based activism for improving all of the nation’s schools. On this day, they assembled students in Capetown to rally to increase the number of libraries in the nation's schools. Currently there are only 8% of schools with suitable libraries, so they took to the streets demanding...

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Recent Press on H.E.L.P.

Over the last few months, I have been able to get some local media coverage around H.E.L.P. in the classroom: The first was this article, written by Marcus Moore for the Montgomery County (MD) Gazette. The article follows a teacher by the name of Helen Dana, who is using H.E.L.P. in her classes at Quince Orchard High School. Helen is an inspiration for other teachers who are looking for new and innovative ways to make the content connect with their students everyday lives. The next big look we got was on local News Channel 8 and NBC affiliate News Channel 4. Here are the videos: (Notice...

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Guerilla Arts Teacher Template (Download)

Guerilla Arts Teacher template for download

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Summer Review

Northern Iraqis meet Southeast DC “Iraqis” By Gabriel Benn A good friend of mine, Lisa Pegram, gave me the heads up on a rare opportunity to bring my students to meet a delegation of Iraqi students here visiting the States on a 4-week tour. This particular meetup was part of a 2-day series of workshops around leadership and cultural exchange through Hip Hop. So I bring my students to the Meridian mansion in NW to meet the Iraqi students, and they were immediately impressed with the surroundings, as we all were. Now as for quick background information, many of the Ballou students who attended...

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