Freedom School

Freedom School: Randolph partners with The Listening, Inc. to host summer literacy enrichment program for area children

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, Inc., reads from his poetry at the Freedom School.

As middle school students filed into the banquet hall of Smith Memorial Building on the first day of Freedom School this summer, they were greeted with enthusiastic cheers and Harambee chants from enthusiastic, college-aged, servant-leader interns. During the first days of those daily greetings, the majority of the students either rolled their eyes or tried... READ MORE >>

Randolph welcomes students to Lynchburg’s first Freedom School

Students talk during an education session

Today, Randolph and The Listening, Inc. welcomed local K-12 students to campus for Lynchburg’s first-ever Freedom School. The program is the first of its kind in Lynchburg, and only the second Freedom School in the state of Virginia. An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools offer a free, six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment... READ MORE >>

Randolph, The Listening partner to open region’s first Freedom School

Nick George, founder and executive director of The Listening, and Carl Girelli, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Randolph College, shake hands following the announcement of the new partnership.

On Tuesday, Randolph formally announced a new partnership with The Listening to open a Freedom School. The program is the first of its kind in Lynchburg, and only the second Freedom School in the state of Virginia. An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools offer a free, six-week summer literacy and cultural enrichment... READ MORE >>