Lena Carew is an educator, startup founder, and lifelong learner with a passion for bringing teaching into the 21st century. Through her work with developing underrepresented youth of color to become equity advocates and community organizers, Lena's pedagogy is uniquely rooted in both racial justice and digital literacy. When Lena founded Students Making a Change in 2010, a student leadership program for low-income, first generation college students to become change makers, Lena established a sustainable student-led organization that resulted in high-impact reform, such as improved placement testing policies and innovative approaches to developmental math and English course design. As a consultant for San Francisco public schools and as the founder of Digital Action Hub, a community technology center, Lena has developed curricula for a variety of adult learners, including teachers, non-profit leadership, community organizers, and parents. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, Lena looks forward to developing accessible learning technologies and transformative curricula that will spark curiosity, a fervor for learning and ultimately, improved student success.

Volunteers

Lena Carew, Founder

Nesi Mafua'ofa, Summer Camp Leader

Nesi Mafua'ofa, Summer Camp Leader

Paula Silva, Arts Coordinator

Paula Silva, Arts Coordinator

Helen Diaz-Calvo,  Students Making A Change Leader

Helen Diaz-Calvo,  Students Making A Change Leader

Krizia Aldana, Students Making a Change Leader/Alumni

Krizia Aldana, Students Making a Change Leader/Alumni