Partner school Emerson Elementary hosted an extremely successful cultural night in January with our site team. About 150 students and family members were in attendance. Guests traveled the "world" visiting different stations ran by students and staff representing 15 countries, where they could have their passports stamped. The night was complete with a cultural fashion show, skits performed by students, staff, and corps members, and a ton of food to try from all over the globe! This was a great way to kick off the upcoming third grade reading/social studies project of learning about other cultures. Staff and corps members agree that this should become a yearly event!
Corps members teach students and families how to use chop sticks and write Chinese characters:
The Vietnam station created by our ELL teacher:
Corps member Ricardo looking fabulous in some Mexican garb as he MCs the cultural fashion show featuring students and their family members:
Our program manager Sean with a family member whose Somali chicken dish was a big hit!
Many students visited the African American Culture station to learn about black history:
Students getting their passports stamped as they read to learn about Cambodia: