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

The Long Ride, Second Edition  

The Long Ride, Second Edition
A collection of student writings based on the events that are part of the long struggle for civil rights and social justice in New Orleans.

$20, 440 pages, Black & White, 2013

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