This summer, the Orleans Parish School Board turned over operation of  The Youth Study Center to the national nonprofit Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings. CEEAS is run by David Domenici who is no stranger to working with delinquent juveniles. He is the founding principal of the Maya Angelou Academy in Washington, D.C.  “While acting as Maya Angelou’s principal from 2007 to 2011, Domenici crafted short, thematic modules that met state curriculum requirements but also grabbed kids’ interest quickly — a necessity, since detained students may stay in a facility for only a short time. He also introduced Internet coding, poetry writing and leisure reading to the world of juvenile facilities.”

You can read more here: Can a nonprofit turn around education in New Orleans’ juvenile detention facility?

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