Our Testimonials

Kara Oliver

Mother Earth Literacies is the best! I am so grateful for all they did for the Tapestry student community!

Kara Oliver-Pérez, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tapestry Charter School
John Washington

Working with Mother Earth Literacies has taken concepts and ideas that our organization has talked about for years and brought them to fruition in a sharp and genuine way. We have grown leaps and bounds since we started working with them.

John Washington, Director of Training and Operations, The Galactic Tribe

It was truly an enlightening and powerful training session for our MBK Teachers with Mother Earth Literacies. The sessions which focused on Decolonizing the Niagara River Basin: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Place-Based Curriculum Building, elevated the narrations of the Tuscarora People, as well as gave our teachers a ‘how-to’ curriculum guide that centered the contributions, histories, and triumphs of Indigenous Peoples in our local community. The curriculum and teacher developed lessons will serve as a great precursor to our MBK Male Academy field excursions to the Niagara Power Authority. Thank you, Mother Earth Literacies, for developing and providing courageous curriculum and spaces that are culturally inclusive of historically marginalized communities of color.

Dr. Fatima Morrell , Chief of CLRI for Buffalo Public Schools
Leah Daniel

Mother Earth Literacies made me feel secure in their guidance and direction through their strategic planning that they offered for my nonprofit organization.

Leah Daniel, Founder and Executive Director, Fostering Greatness
Ann Beckley

They are the kind of teachers that kids flock to and experience with wonder. Amazing that now they are transmitting that wisdom to others!

Ann Beckley-Forest, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Registered Play Therapist

One of the core values of our educator preparation programs is the use of asset-based, responsive pedagogies. Mother Earth Literacies has been able to offer tremendously valuable experiences for teacher residents who are expanding their ability to enact such pedagogies in local classrooms. MEL has provided illustrative examples and has been a model for our cohorts. We are so grateful for their partnership and support.

Amanda Winkelsas, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Learning & Instruction
Director, UB Teacher Residency Program
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York