What we do

Initiatives, Workshops and Events

Throughout the year, the Center for Public Education works with various local school districts to host events and workshops that enrich the lives and education of students. The Center for Public Education also hosts professional development workshops for teachers, principals and other school leaders to help further  leadership skills and provide resources. To learn more about these programs, please read below.

Recent Projects Awarded to Graduate Students

  • Jayna McQueen, Texas at the 2016 National Association for the Education of Young Children Public Policy Forum
  • Mia Shapiro, M-Power (Mentor Power): Through the power of mentorship and scaffolded learning opportunities, students are empowered to develop and reach their goals. By focusing on the individual skills and desires of each child, the mentor helps to create and facilitate a tailor-made professional and/or educational action plan. By M-Powering youth in this way, we help the most vulnerable and powerless in our communities know that they can achieve their goals and be the leaders of change.
  • Courtney Wait, Travel for Network for Public Education Conference
  • Altheria Gaston, An Inside Look at the Lives of Three Families in Poverty
  • Katie Hockema & Janekka Colbert, Critical Inquiry and Media Literacy: Deconstructing Media Representations to Promote Inclusiveness
  • Ying Wang & Yoon Lee, Research Apprenticeship Travel for Public Education Project

TCU College Advising Corps

TCU’s Center for Public Education is the only institution of higher education in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to house an College Advising Corps chapter. The TCU College Advising Corps places recent college graduates in high schools as college advisors. Learn More.

Anti-Bias/Bullying Workshop

TCU College of Education students participate in anti-bullying and anti-bias workshops before student teaching. This project ensures that each graduate eligible for teaching certification has training on how to prevent bullying and eliminate biases in the classroom. This project is a collaboration between the Anti-Defamation League and the Center for Public Education.

Aspiring Educators

TCU graduate students support High School Aspiring Educators by providing mentoring and classes on the teaching profession and introducing them to the TCU campus and college life. This project is collaboration between Western Hills high school and the Center for Public Education. Contact us to help fund this project.

Como Neighborhood Project

TCU students work with the Como Community on research and education projects to develop community specific learning materials and a documentary on the neighborhood’s history.

Math, Science and Language Summer School

TCU students and faculty teach English language learners, who are refugees recently settled in Fort Worth. During summer school, students improve their academic language and knowledge of science and mathematics. Fort Worth Independent School District, TCU’s Andrews Institute, and the Center for Public Education collaborate on this project.

Public Education: Voice, Action and Uprising

TCU faculty conduct research on public education and democratic action with assistance from TCU graduates.

Refugee Families Project

TCU students help refugee families with school-age students navigate public transportation and transition into public school. This project is collaboration between Catholic Charities, TCU students and The Center for Public Education.

Sister to Sister

TCU students mentor middle school girls through Sister-to-Sister Workshops.

Spelling Bee

TCU’s Center for Public Education hosts the North Texas regional Spelling Bee. The winner competes in Washington, DC at the national Scripts Spelling Bee.

Paschal Writing Camp

TCU students help Paschal High School students improve their writing and prepare for tests in TCU’s annual Writing Camp on the TCU campus.

iEngage Summer Civics Institute

A five-day day camp designed to help middle school students learn how to make a difference in their neighborhood, school, and community. Learn More.