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Meet Our Award Winners: Combating Food Insecurity Curriculum

Round One Curriculum Implementation Highlights

Food Insecurity Curriculum Collage

DC Implementation: (left) Center Center PCS | (right) Kingsman Academy PCS

Learn more about implementation activities across the nation in a diverse grouping of school settings.

In Washington, DC At Center City PCS, Alicia Passante will implement the Food Insecurity Curriculum as part of the ESL After the Bell afterschool program. The ESL After the Bell supports the academic growth of students who speak a language other than English at home. Center City PCS has had tremendous success with this program and has been featured by local and national stakeholders for its innovative programs that support the diverse demographics of its students.

At Kingsman Academy PCS, Alexandra Bowen will introduce the Food Insecurity Curriculum as part of an Expeditionary Learning program to help meet the school’s mission of preparing students for post-secondary success and responsible citizenship.

Implementations at other Urban Schools



Rural Implementation Activities


In January 2017, Ben Tollet, the 7th-8th grade science teacher at Homestead Elementary, assumed responsibility for completion of the Homestead Food Insecurity Project.

Small Town and Suburban Implementation Activities




Lee Elementary is located in the culturally rich Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. The school educates students from the town of Lee and Tyringham, as well as other communities through school choice agreements in grades Pre-K – 6. The city of Lee, MA was once a thriving mill town; however, with those days behind them, Lee’s student population now has a 55% free or reduced lunch rate. Lee Elementary School also recently committed to implementing CEI’s Heart Centered Learning approach.

Round 2 Recipient

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