ABOUT US

OUR GROWING COMMUNITY
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

SchoolWideRead(SWR) is a teacher-created program fostering  critical literacy engagement and school culture r/evolution in educational spaces. Founded by the dynamic educator duo, Zena Robinson-Wouadjou & Vanessa Emile, SchoolWideRead serves middle and high school communities throughout New York City.

 

The SWR model creates a CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE FRAMEWORK FOR BUILDING a culture of scholarship, communal problem solving & social justice THROUGH SCHOOL WIDE CRITICAL LITERACY ENGAGEMENT. In addition to increasing the reading and writing proficiency of youth in educational spaces, SchoolWideRead offers customized services that address the specific literacy, cultural, social and community engagement needs of youth and adults in each of our partnering schools/ organizations.

Zena Robinson-Wouadjou
Vanessa
Emile

FOUNDERS

FACILITATORS 

INTERNS

VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

ZENA ROBINSON-WOUADJOU

VANESSA EMILE

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR, COMMUNITY BUILDER INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SchoolWideRead FACILITATOR?

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WOMEN ON A MISSION

Vanessa is a dynamic educator with nearly 10 years of experience  in successfully moving students at different skill levels and from diverse backgrounds to achieve college readiness. She believes in meeting students where they are while offering them the tools and motivation to met their academic goals and navigate the world in which they live.  And... SHE LOVES TO READ 

VANESSA EMILE

Co-Founder

Zena is an inspired educator with 20 years of experience in curriculum, instructional and program design, passionate about creating new spaces and contexts for teaching and learning that affirm humanity, community, genius, self-development and cultural awarenessAnd...

SHE LOVES TO READ

ZENA ROBINSON-WOUADJOU

Co-Founder