Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Education & Access

The promotion of a just and civically responsible society depends highly on our ability to provide people with equal access to an education system that helps them think critically about themselves and their communities. That means education is—at its core—an intersectional field that cannot be conceived apart from issues of race, class, and nation. The Education & Access pathway at the Lang Center is concerned precisely with the ways in which the academic discourse on education overlaps with local and national movements for expanding access to higher education, promoting equity in school funding, providing equal opportunities for undocumented immigrants, etc.

Connect

Key Faculty & Staff

Edwin Mayorga, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Roseann Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Lisa Smulyan ’76, Henry C. and Charlotte Turner Professor of Educational Studies
Jennifer Bradley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

Student Groups

Dare to Soar | Contact: Medgine Elie ’17
Learning 4 Life | Contact: Mickey Li ’18
College Access Center of Delaware County (CACDC) | Contact: Abigail Gomez ’18
Chester Youth Courts | Contact: Maria Cuervo ’18
Blueprints | Contact: Cynthia Jetter ’74

Learn

Relevant Courses

  • EDUC 068 - Urban Education
  • EDUC 053 - Language Minority Education
  • EDUC 065 - Educational Research for Social Change
  • EDUC 131 - Social and Cultural Perspectives on Education
  • EDUC 048 - Ethnic Studies and Education
  • EDUC 043 - Teacher Narratives, Policy and Power
  • EDUC 070 - Community Outreach Peracticum

Check out the Journal of Swarthmore Critical Education Policy Studies.

Join an ITAG (Inquiry to Action Group) at the Teacher Action Group of Philadelphia.

Check out the Caucus of Working Educators.

Attend an event organized by the Philadelphia Education Fund.

Act

Project Grants

  • Summer Social Action Awards
  • Summer Internship Support
  • Chester Community Fellowship at one of the Chester-based host sites described above
  • Davis Projects for Peace
  • Lang Opportunity Scholarship (2016–17)
  • Project Pericles Grant

Internships