School Without Walls: Program Created by 110-Year-Old Black Church Becomes ‘Lifesaver’ for Madison, WI Parents During Pandemic

Young girl studies on her laptop at School Without Walls. (Richard Jones Jr.)

“The work we’ve done in the community allows parents to feel comfortable sending their children to our church, even when they won’t send kids to school.”

The Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen, pastor Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Shaking kids ‘out of the screen’

Nathaniel Whitehead shows off some of his School Without Walls artwork while his sister, Naqari, learns about the solar system. (Faleshuh Walker and Richard Jones Jr. )
Richard Jones Jr. helps third-grader Perla Hernandez with her math. (Richard Jones Jr.)

Looking for improvement, not perfection

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