We equip diverse community organizations with culturally responsive curriculum and engaging professional development. Let us take you and your scholars to the next level. 

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We are a team of unconventional educators seeking to address educational and opportunistic inequalities in at-promise neighborhoods through culturally relevant/responsive, fun, and equitable curriculum.

Our primary focus is literacy, infused with S.T.E.A.M.D. elements–-science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and design.

Our curriculum culminates into diverse learning events that encourage performance, activism, entrepreneurship, visual art, computational skills, critical thinking, and more.

At Langston League, curriculums are designed with a primary emphasis on scholars, not systems. The design process begins with a series of conversations, goals,  visions, and focus groups to gauge community needs, student surveys and learning styles.

We pride ourselves on individualizing evolutionary instructional material. We immerse ourselves in diverse organization cultures, watch our pedagogy at work, and modify to fit the ever-changing needs of your scholars.

Contact us. Let’s start a conversation about your scholars’ needs.

Like ivy, we’ll rise to the sun.

 

 

Here's What Our Clients Have To Say

  • "Langston League is not only cost effective, professional, and creative but gave a MAJOR boost to our program. As a literacy and mentoring program founded by an award winning writer, it was refreshing to take on additional creatives with our mission. Furthermore, their creative ability fused with an in depth understanding of mainstream media and cultural relevance is key along with their ability to customize curriculum and lesson plans for any educational platform."
    Pens of PowerLiteracy and Mentoring Organization
  • "I asked Langston League to develop a training to deliver to our after-school group leaders. Not only was the lesson detail oriented, it was by far it was the most effective professional development training done at my site for the academic year. The training kept group leaders not only engaged but also gave them fundamental questions to ponder in order to better serve our population."
    Jason AlleyneProgram Director at DREAM, East Harlem, Grades 4-5
  • “Engaging and inclusive, relevant and essential – these are but a few words that capture the essence of Langston League’s #MoreThanKenteCloth’s professional development workshop. Immediately, Erica and Justin engaged us with a thought-provoking Do-Now, setting the stage for the next three hours. Throughout this time, we collaborated with each other over skits, music, a little bit of impromptu dancing, laughter, competition and critical thinking. We left with resources about how best to work with students with different learning abilities, about what it means to be culturally relevant versus culturally responsive and what this looks like in our classrooms. We left with a deeper commitment to continuously engage and understand this work and to challenge ourselves to critically self-reflect – for our own personal development, but most importantly to ensure our students receive the best of us, all day, every day. We have Langston League to thank to support us through enhancing these conversations with each other.”
    Adela EffendyDeputy Director, HS Programming at Sunnyside Community Services

OUR CLIENTS

Why?

CULTURAL TEXTS

The children’s book industry has 3 percent creators of color and 50% of school-aged children are minorities. To combat this disparity, we incorporate an abundance of diverse texts and genres into our curriculum, including, but not limited to fiction, informational, memoir, poetry, playwriting, and scriptwriting. Students will read, analyze, annotate, and discuss important works while learning to find their own writing voice.

TECHNOLOGY

There’s a lack of diversity in Edtech and it’s creating a trickle-down effect where most of its content isn’t diverse or culturally relevant.  We combat this by finding innovative ways to incorporate the latest EdTech into our curriculum. We encourage web development, digital design, filmmaking and more. Students might use Adobe Spark to create book trailers and public service announcements, they’ll use Illustrator and Photoshop to design posters and digital backdrops, use coding to make constructed robots move, and so much more! We hope that our clients can use their personalized curriculum to diversify the tech world’s next generation. 

ARTS INTEGRATION + SHOWCASE

In 2016, sixty-three percent of eighth-graders took a music class and 42 percent took an art class. We believe in the integration of arts, in all curriculum. The arts are a path to self-awareness, the exploration of emotions, addressing unresolved emotional conflicts, improving social skills, solidifying concepts, and so much more. What would our curriculum be without a student showcase for the world to see? All of the curriculum ends in a culminating event, so your scholars can invite their community to see their hard work. Showcases include but aren’t limited to: spoken word poetry performances, shark tanks, gallery viewings, debates, speeches, literary readings, dance, interactive workshops, digital set design, a night of scenes, conferences, panels, fairs, and more. 

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