Roger Williams Middle School
The Identity Project was first conceived and implemented during the school year 2011-2012 at Roger Williams Middle School in Providence, Rhode Island. It was designed by artist and educator Alesandra Zsiba, during her year of service with AmeriCorps through Providence CityArts For Youth. Roger Williams Middle School in Providence, Rhode Island, is a Title 1 turnaround school, in which over 90% of the students receive free or reduced price lunch, a federal poverty indicator. Over 80% of Rogers students speak a language other than English at home, and more than half receive English as a Second Language, Bilingual English/Spanish, or Special Education services. Alesandra led four sections of The Identity Project throughout the year with 6th-8th graders, reaching over 50 students.