Students at the Center (SAC)

Students at the Center (SAC) is an independent program that since 1996 has worked within public schools in New Orleans. The students of SAC participate through English and elective writing and social studies classes in their schools. We teach both regular and advanced core curriculum classes that are open to all students. In addition to the daily classes, since Hurricane Katrina, SAC graduates have worked as key staff members, serving as resource teachers in public school classrooms, organizers for youth involvement, and producers of youth media.


For more information on Students at the Center visit the following web site or contact Jim Randels at

See my published books

  Who Am I? (click for more) The Long Ride, Second Edition (click for more)
Next Steps: Writings from SAC Class of 2010 (click for more) Men We Love, Men We Hate (click for more) Ways of Laughing (click for more)