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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Who Am I?  

Who Am I?
Who Am I? is a book of insights and reflections. The Students at the Center approach is to connect formal study to the experiences of our students. Moreover, we inspire and teach each other. When I learn who you are, I also learn more about who I am. Each individual is a particular response to the physical and social environments within which that individual is born and interacts.

$14.95, 466 pages, Black & White, 2011

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