BarrioEdProject: Youth Internship (Starts Summer 2019)

Research Culture Community Justice Are you interested in being part of a group where you will develop your leadership skills, think critically about your community, learn to do research, receive mentorship, and help make your community and school better for everyone? If so, apply to be an Education in our Barrios Project, #BarrioEdProject youth leader […]

11.29.18: School Closures and the Black Community: Panel & Eve Ewing Book Talk @ Uncle Bobbie’s

Free & Open to Public! Thursday, November 29, 2018, starting at 5pm at The People’s Sanctuary (Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books).   In 1978 education specialist Richard L. Andrews was quoted as saying “(O)nce a school is closed, the environmental forces of out-migration, population decline and neighborhood deterioration is set in motion. It is difficult, […]

Edwin Mayorga – Director

A child of Nicaraguan-Chinese immigrants, Edwin Mayorga, Ph.D. is a parent-educator-activist-scholar. He is an Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies at Swarthmore College (PA). He is director of the Education in our Barrios Project (#BarrioEdProject), a youth participatory action research collaborative based in Latinx core communities in Philadelphia, and #CritEdPol, an online journal at […]

AL DÍA News: Taking on ‘Education in Our Barrios’

In March 2018, journalist Emily Neil writes about BarrioEdProject in AL DÍA News  Taking on ‘Education in Our Barrios’ by Emily Neil Swarthmore professor Edwin Mayorga is leading an innovative method of researching and learning along with local undergraduate students and high schoolers from neighborhoods in North and South Philadelphia. For Edwin Mayorga and the Latinx youth that make up the Education in Our […]

Donate to BarrioEdProj

  Help the Education in our Barrios Project, #BarrioEdProj, sustain and expand its impact on Latinx youth and communities in Philadelphia! We are raising funds to provide small stipends for high school youth, support our travel to meetings and college tours, pay for additional trainings, and move our upcoming survey research work forward. You can […]

Roberto Jimenez

Roberto Jimenez is a #BarrioEdPHL Co-Researcher pursuing a major in Psychology and Educational Studies and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. He was born in Michoacán, México but was raised in Norwalk, Connecticut. He is passionate about immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights, intersectional feminism, antiracism, and puppies. In his spare time he […]

Stefani Turcios

My name is Stefani Turcios. I am a junior attending Esperanza Academy Charter High School. One of my long term goals in life is to become a doctor because I am very passionate about issues in my community.  A very big reason I joined the Barrio Ed Project is because I want to educate myself […]