Living Library

The Living Library brought more than 35 community educators — from stay-at-home parents to investment bankers — to connect with high school students struggling to see the importance of learning math. Westwood teacher, Elizabeth Ruiz, made an intentional effort to bring in multilingual community educators so that students could see themselves in these careers and start to envision their future prospects. Community educators did more than help show students that the content they are learning in school is relevant; they allowed students to see caring adults who value who the students are, their interests and their voice.