Teaching Our Cities: The People

Teaching Our Cities was initiated and led by staff Common Ground -- the nation's older urban environmental charter school, housed within a community environmental education organization. Since 2016, Teaching Our Cities has brought together teams of teachers, school leaders, students, other staff, and community partners from urban public high schools in the Northeast United States -- including Common Ground High School, Boston Green Academy, New Roots Charter School, The Greene School, Two Rivers Magnet High School (since closed), and CT River Academy, Waterbury Career Academy. More recently, Teaching Our Cities has collaborated with Common Ground's Schoolyards Program to engage K-8 urban public schools, as well.  Teaching Our Cities has mobilized the expertise and capacity of a set of project advisors and partners from across the country, and seeks opportunities to collaborate and learn from urban enivronmental and social justice-themed high schools across the country.

Project Staff

Team Members

Boston Green Academy

Broadview Middle School

Common Ground High School

Connecticut River Academy

Elm City Montessori School

New Roots School

The Greene School

Two Rivers High School

Waterbury Career Academy

Project Advisors