I-Zone, Week 3

We are pleased to announce that the New York Times included Franklinton Center at Bricks in their article about remote learning pods!

What is a learning pod? A group of 6-10 students who meet with a teacher at FCAB twice a week. Learning Pods can offer personalized and relevant learning experiences

Held in the Yvonne Delk Fellowship Hall, Franklinton Center at Bricks, Inc. (FCAB) a community-based organization, ensures that teachers, students and families in our community have access to safe remote learning support for school-age children that allows students to complete their educational goals while engaging in supplementary development activities that supports their social-emotional well-being.

Franklinton Center at Bricks, Inc. offers full-day programming to students and ECPS Staff that includes the following:

  1. Quality Academic Environment (quiet room, socially-distanced student work spaces, internet access)
  • Recreation/Physical Activity: With over 244 acres of land, FCAB’s campus allows for plenty of socially distant spaces for students to safely engage in physical activities.
  • Extended Learning Activities (Social Emotional Learning, STEM, Art, Leadership Development, Character Development, etc.): Franklinton Center Bricks’ Program Manager (Elly Mendez Angulo) worked with the staff of Phillips Middle School to identify developmentally appropriate activities that support socially distant interactions outside of the remote learning academic environment. We will be engaging in 11 interactive walking tours as a framework for extended learning activities that offer opportunities to support social-emotional learning, leadership, and character development.  These will connect with FCAB’s history as the commencement of the history of education for the accredited education of African-Americans in Edgecombe County which served as the commencement of what is now Phillips Middle School. The students will have an opportunity to engage with different types of people: including social justice advocates like SpiritHouse, community leaders like ABC2, and even our Master Gardener to discuss where food comes from and how to farm as a means to economic development.

When you DONATE to the work of Franklinton Center at Bricks, you are making an investment in the lives of our local community. We are proud of our continued collaborative opportunities to engage, educate and uplift the Change Makers of Today!