The past three Mondays I've spent time with Team Research @ Marshall High School. The team is made up of 3 grad students from UCLA - Lluliana, Michaela, and Ryan - who have been squeezing time from their super packed scheduled to meet with 10th-12th grade students in the Marshall Puente program.
The class is 2 hours long every Monday from 3:30 to 5:30 with a focus on Research Methodology. Because of some students work schedules a separate section has been taking place on Saturday. There is no credit for this class but the students will be sharing what they have gleaned at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference that will be in town next week. They've been learning about concepts like community cultural wealth, determinism, oral history, interview techniques, etc.
They'll be participating in some brief oral histories and will share some of that experience at NACCS and at the Adelante Mujer Latina conference. And they'll also be sharing what they've learned at UCLA and at a Puente Parents event later this spring.
Go Team Research!