YURI Education Project


In-person, virtual (live)




Curriculum writing, intersectional workshops



YURI Education Project was founded by two long time Asian American educators who were former classroom teachers and are current teacher educators and educational leaders. YURI creates educational resources and experiences for cultural institutions, teachers, and PK-12 students. With a specialty in creating curricula on Asian American histories and stories, they aim to teach the power of coalition building in order to create understanding across diverse communities. YURI’s collaborators include teachers, teacher educators, curriculum designers, and university faculty, that are experts in both Asian American Studies and Education.  

YURI’s school based, and district level professional development is designed by Dr. Cathlin Goulding (YURI co-founder) and Dr. Karishma Desai (Rutgers GSE professor). YURI Education Project offers one and multiple day workshops on essential themes in Asian American Studies using an inquiry approach to professional learning. Their team of highly experienced teacher educators and university faculty provides a rigorous and accessible grounding in scholarship. At the same time, participants study their curriculum, locating points to intercede and augment it with Asian American histories and stories. This program supports educators in changing their instruction to reflect this unique and fast-growing racial demographic.

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