AAERO serves the African American community by providing spaces and resources for teaching and learning. Along with supporting diverse educational needs, we acknowledge that racial identity is a core component of Black educational experiences. We are learning and teaching about racism in-and-out of schools until race is irrelevant.
We preserve oral and written histories of African Americans through the Grand People Project. Ultimately, we strive to foster knowledge exchange, and solidarity-building within and beyond the African American community.
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SNAPSHOT OF AAERO
AAERO CORE VALUES
- Education that fosters liberation and lifelong learning
- Listening to the voices of elders
- Mutually respectful cross-generational communication
- Tangible and intangible resource sharing
- Awareness of policies impacting racial equity
- Restorative relationships across the African Diaspora
- Build relationships that bridge divisions among African Americans, specifically those based on social class, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability and/or age.
- Create information systems and facilitate access of African Americans to equitable opportunities to learn, develop skills, and create new ways of being and doing.
- Enable reciprocal growth, learning and support of African Americans in pursuit of opportunities to realize optimal quality of life in equitable, just communities.
- Replace systems that unfairly allocate benefits and costs among African Americans with equitable means of access to opportunities.
- Semester-long internships and community service opportunities to college students
- Mentoring for high school students through post-secondary options
- Mentoring for college students throughout college and through post-college options
- Preserving the stories of African American elders through the Grand People Project