Every year the Center for American Studies hosts a summer enrichment program for low-income NYC high school students called Freedom and Citizenship. This summer we will be hiring as many as 9 paid undergraduate teaching assistants and encourage American Studies majors and concentrators to apply.
As its name suggests, this three-week intensive seminar explores questions of freedom and citizenship, as well as political rights, protest, and civic education. The course is modeled on the CC syllabus and is taught in three sections by Roosevelt Montás, Tamara Tweel, and Dan-el Padilla Peralta. In the summer, TAs lead their own daily discussion section with 5-7 students and in the academic year they mentor students on a civic engagement project of their choice (current projects include disability, education, gender, immigration, and incarceration rights). If you are considering a career in teaching, are interested in politics, or want to address education inequality in your community, this program is a great opportunity.
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