Avanzando Education Pathways

Fall 2022: Thursdays 4:50pm - 7:35pm

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building (ISTB-7), Room 409

Update: Enjoying this course - or interested in taking it in a future semester? The Avanzando Education Pathways course is being extended into Fall 2023. Stay tuned for coming details.

Who was the American education system designed for?


What unique educational disparities does the Maryvale community face?


How do we respond to conflicting cultural norms and values that inhibit access to institutional resrouces?


How do we make education inclusive?

This course, Avanzando - Moving Forward, in partnership with the diverse community of Maryvale, aims to establish clear educational opportunities and career development support for Phoenix youth. Through an interdisciplinary and intersectional investigation into educational practices (formal and informal), student teams will produce research-based, actionable responses to educational disparities and community challenges related to conflicting cultural norms and values. With faculty mentorship, students will identify cultural and systemic barriers that inhibit student educational empowerment and produce research-based, hands-on solutions that incorporate the nuances of a humanistic perspective and consider relevant historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts of Maryvale. Fulfills (HU or SB) and C general studies requirements.


Impact Outcomes

Students will share their findings with the general public in a format of their choosing. View them HERE.

Educational Disparity in the News

At the Humanities Lab, we strive to ensure our Labs are relevant and current. Here are some recent articles about educational disparities and the urban village of Maryvale in today’s news!

Maryvale Nonprofit Encourages Youth to Give Back to Their Communities

How COVID-19 pandemic magnified challenges for Arizona students not proficient in English

Enrollment Information

Fall 2022: Thursdays, 4:50pm - 7:35pm

ISTB-7, Room 409, Session C

Humanities Lab School of Intl. Letters and Cultures
HUL 494 and 598 SLC 494
SPA 494


Instructional Team

Seize the Moment

This Lab is presented through Seize the Moment, an initiative of Leonardo, the Humanities Lab, and the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University. In an alarming syndemic of intersecting crises—the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and accompanying civil unrest, and cascading environmental hazards—Seize the Moment addresses the grand challenges of the day through transdisciplinary arts, science, technological, and humanities collaborations in research, pedagogy, and public engagement. To learn more, visit our website at http://bit.ly/SeizetheMomentASU.

simple text logos for Leonardo, the Humanities Lab and the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University