Ypsilanti Community High

Akintunde Oluwadare

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2095 Packard St,
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Akintunde Oluwadare, EMU Bright Futures Site Coordinator at Ypsilanti Community High School was born and raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Akintunde received his first bachelors in History with a minor of political science from Adrian College and later received his second bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. Shortly after receiving his second bachelor’s Akin received his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan with a practice method in social policy and evaluation and a practice area in children and youth in families and society. He is interested in working at the intersection of social work and education to help aid and facilitate the empowerment of individuals who are disadvantaged by social systems, such as schools, that determine life opportunities. The combination of student teaching and research on African American students in higher education sparked his interests in first generation students in higher education and the practice of abolitionist teaching.

Program Description

EMU Bright Futures at Ypsilanti Community High School serves 9th through 12th grade students. We offer academic support,  project-based learning, SEL activities, and much more. At the center of everything we do we thrive to be student driven and centered. We work together with our partners to support students as they define what success means to them and work collectively to achieve it.  Students drive our work.