Five Year Plan: Education

The DuSable is the leader in using concepts found in Black/African American Studies to further community education. Recently, the Museum pioneered a campaign promoting the philosophy that Every Month is Black History Month, an effort devoted to setting the African American experience within, rather than apart from, the story of the United States and encouraging other marginalized groups to see themselves, too, as an integral part of the American narrative. This pedagogical approach will inform the growth of the Museum’s educational programs; over the next five years, the Museum will:


  • Create vibrant educational experiences that target students, adult learners, returning/extension students, and seniors
  • Enhance its arts in education programs that fully engage Chicago Public Schools students and others, using the LEARN method and Socratic dialogue
  • Expand partnerships with colleges and universities such as the University of Chicago, Illinois Tech, and Northwestern, and with organizations like After School Matters, the Equal Justice Initiative, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and other museums and nonprofits, to serve hundreds of thousands more adults and youth each year
  • Inaugurate the DuSable EdTech Center, an onsite learning center for community virtual experiences
    Harness the wisdom of recognized leaders in education to help the Museum create additional, innovative pathways to learning

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