Welcome to our new website! With the help of our amazing colleague Tumikia Watu-Khuthaza at TWK Web and Print Design, Akoben is stepping into 2016 with a brand new look, feel and way to stay connected with our clients, partners and supporters. 2015 was an amazing year for Akoben! Here are some of our highlights:
- We reimagined Akoben’s Mission, Vision and Core Principles
- We had the opportunity to reach, teach and learn from colleagues in places like Connecticut, Georgia, California, Delaware, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Alberta, Canada.
- We brought on Restorative Practices expert Steve Korr and Trauma and Culture expert Dr. Christina Watlington as Lead Team members.
- We revised and expanded the use of Akoben’s Restorative Practices Implementation Rubric. We developed this comprehensive tool to support our coaching work with a number of school districts.
- Akoben founder, Dr. Malik Muhammad, presented at the 19th World Conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices on “We Can Save Our Boys of Color: Restorative Practices As A Key Element.”
Already in 2016, we have been busy as well. We have projects currently across three states and are working with more than 12 school districts and organizations to train, consult and coach their staff. Additionally, we’ve finally gotten on board the social media movement and launched our new Akoben Facebook page. We have also posted several videos of Dr. Muhammad on youtube. Be sure to check out and like these!
Over the next several weeks and months look for more information on upcoming events, new projects and blog content. Our team is committed to sharing more around the work of restorative practices, trauma-informed care, cultural relevancy and agency and assets. Additionally, we would love to hear from you on topics that you might be interested in hearing more about through our blog.