Building Empathy Beyond the Classroom

Building Empathy Beyond the Classroom

Originally published January 2020.  At the beginning of the year, I joined my students an Embarc experience in West Loop Chicago at Brooklyn Boulders. I thought: what a great opportunity for my students to experience empathy in an authentic team-building way. Empathy...
In-person Experience Days are back!

In-person Experience Days are back!

In-person experiences are back in action! Thursday, September 30 marked our first Embarc Experience Day in almost two years. The entire Chicago Tech Academy – nearly 400 students – left their school building and engaged in a set of brand-new and old...
CEO and Co-Founder Imran Khan in Crain’s

CEO and Co-Founder Imran Khan in Crain’s

Embarc CEO and Co-Founder Imran Khan spoke with Crain’s earlier this year for their Forum on Education Loss. Read a selection of his conversation below: Not many years ago, there was so much talk about education reform, school choice, charter schools. Then along came...
Experiential learning and trauma healing

Experiential learning and trauma healing

Emerging research shows that Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) – things like participating in community traditions, having a sense of belonging, and feeling supported by adults – positively impact young people’s mental health and social-emotional growth. The...

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