Publication: Columbia Spectator
Date: April 25, 2008
Summary: Founded by Gordon six years ago, the SPI starts curriculum-based publications at city schools, often targeting the “neediest” classrooms. The program has worked with students in grade school and high school and with prison inmates.
"SPI allows students to produce a range of projects. Last year, one school published a book profiling social activism, where each student studied current social causes in the city and wrote a profile on a particular activist, acquiring the chance to learn journalistic basics. In another school, students worked with a group of senior citizens for a year in the Bronx, recording and printing the seniors’ oral histories. Last year, the program published 23 books, and this year Gordon expects to put out 30 or more."
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