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

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Next Steps (click to read online)  

Next Steps
Writings from Students at the Center Class of 2010
Edited by graduating seniors Tiera Randolph (McDonogh #35), Glenicia Welch (McDonogh #35), Ariel Estwick (Sarah T. Reed), Chinonye Emezie (Eleanor McMain), and Students at the Center Staff

$10, 126 pages, Black & White, 2010

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Ways of Laughing Men We Love, Men We Hate Who Am I? The Long Ride, Second Edition