Current Projects

Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates Of Project:
This is our fourth year working with students at DC Met. This semester, the students almost unanimously agreed that one of DC Met’s biggest issues was the lack of space provided to them in the building. Most recently, the students wrote statements about how the building and its dilapidated conditions negatively impact their education. Students also took pictures of the school and the physical...
Location: 16th and Irving St NW
Dates Of Project:
Students explored the effectiveness of their attendance policy. This policy states that if a student is more than one hour late, they are counted as absent for the entire day. Students demanded that they should be counted as present if they are present for three or more classes during the day. They brainstormed reasons why they come late and why other students might be coming late and used this...
Location: Brookland
Dates Of Project:
Luke C Moore SHS students have spent the semester working on photo essays documenting a wide range of issues and topics they are personally affected by, such as:   Police brutality against youth of color Legalizing marijuana and how that well help more youth have access to jobs  Teenage pregnancy  The importance of clean and well maintained school bathroom facilities ...
Location: 16th and Irving St. NW
Dates Of Project:
In our second class at Next Step PCS, students chose to lead a campaign that focused on implementing a uniform policy for their school.  The students cited several reasons they would like to have uniforms at their school, which included:  Uniforms being a social equalizer: helping students not be treated differently based on the clothes they can afford  Adding to...
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center
Dates Of Project:
Critical Exposure’s Youth Internship program is an eight week introduction to youth organizing, advocacy and photography for interested D.C. youth. This fall, twelve young people began learning basic photography skills and exploring the strengths and challenges of their shared communities. In collaboration with the Fellowship program, the Youth Interns decided to explore the impact of police in...
Location: Thurgood Marshall Center
Dates Of Project:
The Fellowship program is comprised of young people from all over the city who have demonstrated leadership skills in a prior Critical Exposure program. This year, the Fellowship is made up of one returning fellow, and three youth leaders who completed the Youth Internship this past spring. They have been learning advanced photography and storytelling skills, and setting their campaign goals for...
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates Of Project: Fall 2014
Our first semester at Calvin Coolidge High school is sadly coming to an end, but the students have only just begun the fight for their campaigns. Students in both classes have chosen to work on the renovation of their school, and the equal allocation of funds to school clubs and programs. Throughout December, students took their cameras, and began documenting their school. For some students...