New Orleans Liberation Academy is a unique, grassroots, community-based democratic independent school based in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The Lower 9th Ward community, the city of New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast is our classroom. The challenges our communities face and our collective vision for the future is our curriculum.
Our friends at the Q.E.D. Foundation have created a graphic that does a great job describing the type of transformational learning community we are working to develop. We hope it can also serve as a tool for anyone else working to make transformational change in learning and teaching. Q.E.D. Foundation is an organization of adults and youth working together to create and sustain student-centered learning communities. Their work is based on relationships and practices that first and foremost support students’ growth and learning while simultaneously improving the health of our communities and our society.