We are starting a new school in the New Orleans juvenile detention center
We are excited to announce that CEEAS has been asked to run the school at the juvenile detention center in New Orleans, starting this August.
Young people caught up in the court system have faced significant challenges in New Orleans over the years--from inadequate funding for public defenders, to too many young teens being charged as adults, to hundreds of students churning through the detention center over and over each year. But there is momentum in New Orleans to address these injustices, and we look forward to being a part of the system-wide reform. For our part, we believe that students who pass through the detention center deserve a top-notch education—one that will significantly alter the trajectory of their future for the better and will enable them to successfully transition back to school and the community. We want their experience at our school to launch them forward, and ensure that their one time at the detention center will be their last one.
We are building our team right now, starting with our founding principal and teachers. Here is the link to our new school’s webpage. It has information about our plans for the school in New Orleans and how to apply to work there. If you know educators in New Orleans who may want to work with CEEAS as we build the school, please forward this email to them. And please share with others who might want to relocate and join our New Orleans team.
We're looking for great people, who believe in social justice and the transformative power of education, who want to be a part of the solution at the New Orleans juvenile detention center and beyond. It's gonna be a great place to work.