ALBA Organizes Institutes, Wins Grant

December 3, 2016
ALBA's Tony Geist with teachers in Seattle

ALBA’s Tony Geist with teachers in Seattle

This November, ALBA organized three full-day professional development institutes for high school teachers in New York City, New Jersey, and Seattle, Washington, led by Peter N. Carroll, James D. Fernández, Anthony Geist, and Gina Herrmann. The institutes gathered close to 80 teachers to work on lesson plans incorporating the history of the Spanish Civil War and the Lincoln Brigade as part of a curriculum focused on Human Rights. In September, NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs awarded ALBA a grant in support of its institute program. Other supporters of ALBA’s educational initiatives include the Puffin Foundation and the Kurz Family Foundation.