Forthcoming in Starting Up: Critical Lessons from 10 New Schools (Marv Hoffman & Lisa Arrastia, eds., Teachers College Press, 2012)
In April 1997, we left our jobs as lawyers to start a school for court-involved kids. We had $50,000, donated office space, and lots of energy. We had no staff, site, curriculum, or other funding. But we had a mission—we wanted to create the best school in the country for kids who had been arrested. And we were in a hurry. We knew kids who needed the school—and they needed it right then—not years down the line. Five months later we opened our doors to 20 kids and a small staff, crammed into a row house in the heart of Washington, DC. This is the story of how we got started.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Forman, James Jr and Domenici, David, "A Circle of Trust: The Story of the See Forever School" (2012). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 3607.