Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe reflects on her first ten years at Ten Strands. She has been pivotal in leading the organization and the state to ensure that students across California are equipped with the knowledge necessary to create healthy communities.
Statement of Purpose: Collaborating to Support Teachers and StudentsPosted by Jeffrey Dowling on October 6, 2022
In my first year of teaching I worked at a small public school in the Oakland Unified School District. The school included both middle and high school and in that first year I taught middle school physical science, high school chemistry, and an advisory class. I had done my student teaching in the San Francisco […]
Securing Our Planet’s Future Through Climate and Environmental LiteracyPosted by Marwa Abdelghani on September 22, 2022
Approximately 400 climate activists gathered in person and virtually last week to recommit to the fight for environmental literacy in PK–12 education systems across California. Ten Strands was proud to join our partners at the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects (ECCLPs) (Re)Launch event to re-engage major collaborators in climate and environmental literacy, justice, and […]
Statement of Purpose: Striving For Educational EquityPosted by Jahmal Corner on July 7, 2022
“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin One of my favorite spots in the Pacific Northwest, where I’m from, is a small Seattle neighborhood known as Mt. Baker. It’s tucked between Lake Washington and Rainier Valley, offering an array of parks, beach […]
Save California Salmon Announced as 2022 Environmental Education Organization of the YearPosted by Ten Strands on June 2, 2022
AEOE, Ten Strands, and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) have awarded Save California Salmon as the 2022 Environmental Education Organization of the Year.
Q&A: Future Imperfect Podcast Host Shane Carter Joins UsPosted by Shane Carter on June 2, 2022
Future Imperfect podcast host Shane Carter is helping both young people and adults understand how climate change is affecting their California regions. We spoke to Carter about her journey through California as an environmental voice. Can you tell us how you came to work in this space and arrived at Future Imperfect? SC: I was […]
April 8, 2022 NewsletterPosted by Ten Strands on April 8, 2022
We interviewed Terra Linda High School junior Sarah Mondesir about her unique project, “Flavor Profiles,” a cookbook that tells the story of Black women who have lost their lives through police violence.
This article is part of our Youth Voices series. At Ten Strands we believe that young people have valuable perspectives and a critical role in shaping our society and our world. We recognize their power to drive dialogue and create positive change, and are committed to providing a platform which amplifies their contributions. Sarah Mondesir, a […]