• TABA: Gangs, Gandhi and Sunday School

    For my TABA, I did not leave Chicago, but I have been transformed by these two experiences such in an incredible way that there is no going back again. I will call it a T presentation instead, for There. It was challenging to build this presentation because I had to combine my experiences teaching Sunday …

  • Gun Violence in Chicago

    For our final action project in Policy, HM, GL, DC, GF, JP and I worked together to prevent gun violence in Chicago through a youth-led organization called Project Orange Tree that affiliates itself closely with Lupe Fiasco‚Äôs foundation. Project Orange Tree is a campaign that wants to teach youth about gun violence and the roots …

  • Ellipsoids and Clouds

    For our final action project in our STEM class, we were challenged to take a math concept and apply it to an urban planning problem within atmosphere. I chose to look at how the equation to calculate the volume of an ellipsoid could be used to determine how much water was in a cloud to …

  • The Plan for Gangs and Gandhi

    For my final trimester at GCE, I designed my own elective. My independent study looked at gang violence across America and how Gandhi’s four pillars of nonviolence can provide for understanding the systems in place and needs the communities have. Below is a breakdown of the four pillars and the four themes of gang life …