Communities Rising is now educating 1600 students at 10 centers in the Villuram District of Tamil Nadu. Each center focuses on the core subjects of English and math. In addition, CR provides computer education classes and programs in art and music.
Three centers have computer labs. Many students have never seen a computer before coming to our centers. The curriculum includes basic computer skills, Microsoft Paint, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, Photoshop and Lego Robotics. Scoot Tech is Communities Rising's new mobile computer learning program that uses scooters to bring laptops to Communities Rising centers located in more remote villages.
In partnership with The Modern Story, a Hyderabad NGO, Communities Rising has introduced its students to digital storytelling. For the past three years, Communities Rising students have been learning to write stories, and and then film and edit their projects.
Participant in Scholastic India’s Read Across the Nation Day. Last year, over 3000 students from 22 Villupuram District schools and centers participated in the program. College students from Loyola College in Chennai spent the day reading to students at Communities Rising centers.
Communities Rising has developed an innovative art curriculum to bring creativity and design thinking into the classrooms of all its students. ATOM | Art TO Many encourages students to learn through project based learning using expensive art supplies and readily available recycled materials.