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Rocketship California Celebrates Black History Month!


Last week, hundreds of families came together on to celebrate Black History Month with a community bilingual festival at Rocketship Sí Se Puede Academy in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose. The festival, titled “Black Bridge Builders: Amplifying Black Stories,” is a part of Black History Month Spirit Week at Rocketship California, where families and students alike celebrate and learn about and celebrate Black history in both English and Spanish. Families and students will dress up in traditional cultural attire.

This event is representative of Rocketship’s commitment to fostering a culturally-responsive school environment for all families and their identities. We strive to create spaces of community and a foundation for trust, power, and relationships rooted in a culturally responsive approach and vulnerability. The event featured music, dancing, student presentations and exhibits that feature Black stories, and more.

Univision 14 interviewed Principal Danisha West and Rocketship families in a live feature segment. Watch below!

Published on February 12, 2024