The Examining Education LLC (formerly Examining Disparities in Access to Education Living Learning Community) is open to students of any major interested in exploring issues of education and educational access and success Pre-K through higher education. Through regular activities such as lunches, discussions, common readings, and education-related service projects like The Village Project, residents will have an opportunity to explore issues affecting educational access and success from a variety of perspectives. This allows students to bring their personal experiences and diverse academic perspectives to the conversation.
The “It Takes a Village Project”
This Living Learning Community connects closely with Elon’s “It Takes a Village” Project, locally known as the Village Project. This is a PK-5 tutoring initiative spearheaded by the Center for Access and Success on the campus of Elon University.
The Village Project works collaboratively with Elon tutors, Alamance County teachers, and principals in an effort to improve the academic attainment of elementary grade students in the 12 Title I schools from surrounding Alamance County communities. The Village design focuses heavily on academic outcomes, instructional materials, attendance, quality of instructors, parental involvement and other enriching opportunities.
Volunteering with the Village Project could also lead to earning one of your Elon Experiential Learning Requirements (ELRs) in service: https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/core-curriculum/experiential-learning/
The Examining Education LLC is located in the Colonnades Neighborhood. The Colonnades Neighborhood offers access to a firepit, the “T” room, quiet study spaces, and community-building meals and activities.
This community is open to any student of any major (non-education or education) wishing to explore topics around education locally and globally. Topics will be explored from a variety of perspectives. For example: exploring the intersection of education topics and the impact of educational access on public health, local economies, or not-for-profit organizations.
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How to Apply?
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Hear From Us! Quotes from our members:
-”As a strategic communication major, being a part of this LLC has given me the chance to expand my views on education and have an opportunity to do something I wouldn’t usually do. Volunteering with kids is the highlight of my week. Things can be stressful with classes, but seeing the kids gives you time to engage in something other than campus life.” -Tasha VonBeeden
-”As an education major in the Teaching Fellows Program, the LLC aligned with my passion for being involved with local schools, and gave me insightful experience before beginning my official education coursework.” -Emily Ecker
Contact the Examining Education LLC Advisors: Katherine Baker & Allison Bryan