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

Our founder, Erica Buddington, came up with the idea for Langston League sitting on Langston Hughes’ house steps during her lunch breaks. When folks hear our company name, they immediately assume that we’re a creative writing organization. Yes, we’re adamant about literacy…but we’re so much more.

Langston Hughes’ jazz poetry, plays, short stories, and more depicted real life experiences that were relevant to African-Americans’ triumphs and tribulations. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book with a set of diverse characters that have extraordinary powers to protect the interests of an empire. Their powers are unconventional, in the realm of superheroes, and they’re often not even seen as powers. Our children are the future of our empire and thus need something extraordinary. Langston League is a group of talented and powerful educators, who might not have had the autonomy, authority, and access to provide the relevancy and unconventional strategies our scholars need in a system designed to create a one-size-fits-all education…until now.