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

Men We Love, Men We Hate  

Men We Love, Men We Hate
Students at the Center writings from Douglass, McDonogh 35, and McMain high schools in New Orleans. An anthology on the topic of men and relationships with men.

$15, 276 pages, Black & White, 2009

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Ways of Laughing Next Steps Who Am I? The Long Ride, Second Edition