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Meet City Kids' Founder


Dr. Stacey Cohen is the founder and Executive Director of City Kids, operating since 2015.  Dr. Cohen earned her Ph.D. from the English department at Howard University, where she also taught.  Having also been trained in K-12 Education, with a focus on secondary education, and having been trained in Special Education, Dr. Cohen is open to and adept at working with a variety of students' needs.  Prior to founding City Kids, Dr. Cohen also worked as a college professor in New York and Washington, D.C., and she also taught at the Harvey Milk High School in Manhattan.  Dr. Cohen is dedicated to maintaining the excellence of the program as well as its sustainability for all of the kids who attend, including her own son.  Dr. Cohen founded City Kids on the principles of anti-racist and anti-bias education, and she is currently a member of D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, a project out of Teaching for Change.  Dr. Cohen believes in life-long professional development and continues to engage in pedagogical and content specific education all year round. Dr. Cohen lives with her partner, a local Jazz musician, and their son, who loves attending City Kids.  


"Anti-racist/anti-bias curriculum is a socially just practice, and it is also just good education."

     -Dr. Stacey Cohen

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