Monday, July 17, 2006

The Chronicle, 6/15/2006: Class in Action

The Chronicle, 6/15/2006: Class in Action: "Class in Action
Alternative college in San Francisco lets students put their ideas on social change to work in the real world

By Sandy Asirvatham

When Darrick Smith was an undergraduate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, he found plenty of support from his faculty mentors as he created his own educational program for black boys. Trying to Uplift My Folks, or TryUMF, as it is commonly called, is a series of elective public-high-school courses that combine critical social theory with character development."

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