K-12 Education Programs

In July 2019 the Reher Center hosted the students of the Rondout Neighborhood Center’s Read and Write Program for a four-day education pilot that explored the themes of immigration, community, work and bread in our neighborhood, past and present. Photo Credit: Veronica Fassbender.

This program was funded in part by the City of Kingston’s 2019 Participatory Budgeting allocation.

The Reher Center is currently recruiting teachers to join a Teachers Advisory Committee and seeking funding to expand our K-12 education offerings.

Are you a 4th or 8th grade public school teacher interested in working with us to shape an immigration and local history curriculum for your classroom in line with the new Social and Emotional Learning benchmarks? Contact Barbara Mansfield at development@rehercenter.org.

In May 2019, the Reher Center partnered with Bread Alone Bakery and BOCES Career & Tech's Culinary Program for a three day program. Students made challah and rye breads and created a variety of spice blends for flavored butters that were inspired by an in-depth exploration of foodways of their own immigrant backgrounds. Students donated the bread and butters they made and volunteered to distribute samples during the Kingston Multicultural Festival.

In January 2019, the Reher Center piloted our first in-class K-12 lesson using primary sources drawn from our archive to teach about immigration history and ethnic communities.