This summer fellowship allows students to critically examine issues in urban education, using the city of Memphis as a site to explore these issues both locally and nationally. The program aims to provide opportunities to integrate theory, research, and practice to consider the possibilities for schools and youth-facing organizations to work towards humanization and social justice.
Fellows participate in an eight-week internship with a local organization focused on educational issues. Organizations past fellows have worked with include BRIDGES, Facing History and Ourselves, Shelby County Schools, Literacy Mid-South, LITE Memphis, and Whole Child Strategies. In addition, fellows participate in weekly seminars with Educational Studies faculty and have the opportunity to engage with a nationally recognized scholar of urban education as well as students in the Master of Arts in Urban Education program during a summer conference.
Students are provided with a $3000 stipend for their work, as well as housing on campus for the duration of the fellowship. Applications are typically due in mid-February for the summer cohort. Contact Prof. Laura Taylor for more information.
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