MISSION, VISION, AND HISTORY

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VISION

Langston League aims to align our work with organizations seeking to disrupt and level the academic playing field in underserved communities, creating generations of scholars that defy the status quo by rising above it.

MISSION

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.


HISTORY

In 2015, while sitting on the famous Brown Stone, previously owned by Langston Hughes, Erica Buddington decided that she wanted to revolutionize education.  Like Langston’s often touted accomplishment of growing ivy from Harlem’s concrete jungle, she believed that she could make a difference in the lives of the scholars of color she was charged with.

Langston League now serves over ten major clients, providing access to decolonized and individualized culturally responsive curriculum, professional development, training, and advocacy in support of educators becoming culturally competent.

When we began, we intended to create student workshops for boys of color. Over the years – and in response to our clientele’s wants and needs– our programming evolved and expanded to include professional development and differentiated culturally responsive curriculum. 

We’ve also expanded the focus to include S.T.E.A.M.d elements, as well as issues such as equity, social-emotional learning, and social justice.