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The Justice-oriented Youth (JoY) Education Lab

Drexel University School of Education

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The Justice-oriented Youth (JoY) Education Lab strives to cultivate joy amongst our diverse community of scholars through our collective pursuit of justice in all its forms, particularly educational, racial, and social justice.

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BGSD JoY Education Lab
Black Girls STEAMing Though Dance

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EngWINS JoY Education Lab
Engaging Women in Engineering: Training Mentors to Make a Difference

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WINS JoY Education Lab
Women in Natural Sciences: A Longitudinal Comparative Case Study of Black Women in STEMM (1995-2015)

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West Philadelphia High School-Preservation, Intergenerational, Cultural Heritage

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WPCDP JoY Education Lab
West Philadelphia Community Dialogue Project- Conflict Resolution, Racial Healing, Arts-Centered Community Dialogue

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Anti-Displacement JoY Lab
Anti-Displacement: The Untapped Potential of University-Community Cooperative Living

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Americorps-2 JoY Lab
Arts-centered Community Action: How Public Arts Programming Strengthens Civic Infrastructure and Promotes Civic Innovation

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Placekeeping: A Co-designed Model for Intergenerational Co-housing and Coalition Building in a University-Adjacent Community

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"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference." - Audre Lorde

The Justice-oriented Youth (JoY) Education Lab is an intergenerational collective of youth, community residents, university faculty, and student researchers who center joy as the root and the fruit of our pursuit of educational, racial, and social justice through community-based programs and critical participatory action research projects.

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