The African american achievement committee
Thursday, September 13th
Thursday, October 11th
Thursday, November 8th
Thursday, December 13th
Thursday, January 10th
Thursday, March 1tth
Thursday, April 11th
Thursday, May 9th
8:15am-8:45am in the library
What is the African American Achievement Committee?
The African-American Achievement Committee, (AAAC) is a small group of dedicated teachers and parents. The mission of the committee is to develop, sustain, and support the school's African-American community. Throughout the year, the committee works diligently on a number of programs such as the Annual Black History Walk and Assembly and free after school programs each semester.
In the 2016 school year, the AAAC launched the "Harambee" Newsletter. The title, Harambee is an African proverb meaning "Let's all pull together". The newsletter is released quarterly in English and in Spanish and seeks to highlight students, our learning community, after school initiatives and other information relevant to student learning at Dawes School.
Currently in the beginning phases is a partnership with Northwestern University Library’s Africana Studies department. Through this partnership, the committee is working on providing lesson plans and artifacts from the Northwestern University Library’s collection that can be used in the Dawes social studies curriculum across all grade levels.
Our committee is committed to doing what it can to further the growth of all Dawes students. The AAAC meets monthly in the Dawes library at 8:15AM. Specific dates are listed on the Dawes school calendar and reminders are posted throughout the school. Parents are always welcome and we look forward to seeing you!
Call to action to all Dawes parents: We need your help. Please consider attending our monthly meetings and assisting in the many programs throughout each year.
Current AAAC Faculty Members: