ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Kulan is translated from Somali to mean gathering. This is our village; this is our gathering place.
In 2016, three homeschool moms, strangers to one another, were individually longing to find supplemental homeschool classes and a community that celebrated our culture and heritage. We found each other...and other families longing to see a co-op about us and for us. We‘ve been hard at work building a safe, collaborative learning environment for Black homeschooling families to explore and embrace our heritage and identity across the Diaspora through educational resources, cultural enrichment programming and community. As a result, we launched our pilot program in the spring of 2017.
We exist to create a safe, collaborative learning environment for Black homeschooling families to explore and embrace our heritage and identity across the Diaspora by providing educational resources, cultural enrichment programming and community.
School systems across America struggle to provide sufficient education for our Black children. African American children are disproportionately more likely to be suspended or expelled from school, held back a grade or passed onto the next grade without having achieved previous academic goals. Increasingly, Black families are having to fight for their children’s right to be properly/fairly educated in public and private school systems; however, recent studies have shown, the same students society has written off as failures flourish in homeschool and culturally relevant environments. Our vision is to be the leading homeschool resource for the Black community. We envision a community free from the negative cycle of systemic disenfranchisement by reconnecting to our heritage and providing our families with unparalleled resources designed to equip them with the tools needed to be successful in producing self-affirmed scholars and world leaders.
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