PEP Longfellow History
PEP began at Longfellow Elementary in 2005 through partnerships with Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales and Longfellow teachers; Helen Serafino-Agar, Sheryll Carrillo-Abad, and Joanna Maderazo. These teachers hosted PEP as an after school program that provided a curriculum centered around Filipino and Filipino American history, as well as providing students with critical skills to serve their communities. Through the years, Longfellow has become an integral part of the PEP educational pipeline as it has become the starting point for many students on their road to academic, social, and personal transformations.
A BA KA Accountability Philosophy
From our PEP Longfellow TPAR 2014 project, we developed an accountability philosophy, based on the principles of Ako, Barangay, and Kaibigan.
The connection through self-love, self-reliance, and self-determination.
The cultivation of an equitable community through a reciprocal process of leadership.
The creation of authentic, transparent relationships with one another.
We believe that when students and teachers adhere to the principles of Ako, Barangay, and Kaibigan, they will be able to develop a critical consciousness of the aforementioned concepts both in the classroom and their larger communities to produce hope and transform the world.