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If you have a student in need of breakfast/lunch this summer text "FOOD" to 877877. After providing the student's address or zip code, you will receive a text back with the closest location where the student can go get FREE summer meals.

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 Mission and Vision

Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college preparatory K-12 freedom school that will build on the Philadelphia Freedom Schools model to increase literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community, promote respect for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and cultural democracy. Through the use of African Centered and culturally responsive methodologies, Sankofa Freedom Academy will engender in its students, staff, and community a love for learning, pride in heritage and a commitment to personal and societal transformation. By operationalizing the adage, “each one / teach one”, Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School will build intergenerational learning communities in which each and every person is responsible to learn in order to teach, and teach in order to build a better world.

Title I Parent Notification

Greetings Parent/Guardian, Sankofa receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002. NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. NCLB requires significant changes to schools that receive Title I funding. To see the details, please click here.

Peace & Blessings from Dr. Mama:

We are winning!


This was celebration week! Monday was kindergarten move-up. Tuesday was 4th grade transition
to middle school! Wednesday was high school
graduation! Thursday was 8
th grade completion
as they go off to high school. Each day I was reminded of all the ways in which we are WINNING!
We know that we are winning when we hear your
children speak with reference and gratitude about
the sacrifices of their ancestors. We know we are
winning, when we hear about the academic accomplishments of our children. So many of them
are true intellectual warriors. We know we are
winning, when we see children embracing one
another and calling each other brother and sister.
As Baba Reggie said at the 8
th grade ceremony today, “Sankofa Love is a special kind of love”.

We know we are winning when both children and their teachers shed tears because they are so overcome by love. What a year this has been? We won the PIAA state championship in basketball. We won the PIAA championship in softball. We won the city-wide reading Olympics! We had amazingly impactful activities including our8-day Freedom Ride South, our Freedom Ride North, our Kemet on the Potomac trip to Washington, our service trips to Jamaica, West Indies and Gambia, West Africa. With your help and support our own founding staff member and founding AD, Isaiah Thomas won the Democratic primary for City Council. We have been making improvements in all academic areas and can see real victories in children who are increasing their capacity to control their behaviors.

As we plan to celebrate our 10
th anniversary this year, we can do so feeling proud of what we have built as an institution. We hope that all of you join us for our gala celebration of a decade of Sankofa love this fall on October 5. Look to receive information this summer. Family, thank you so much for all that you do. As always, I thank you for allowing us to be in village with you to develop these children. They are treasures. They are God’s greatest gift to us. We love them. We are honored to be in their lives and we love you for giving us a chance to love them. Have a great and wonderful summer!


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