Posts Categorized: Downtown News

12:00 Release This Friday, 9/28

Both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools will have a 12:00 student dismissal time on Friday, September 28th.  This early dismissal is listed on our school calendar as a teacher in-service planning half day.  There will not be any AfterSchool programming this Friday.

Intersession Time!

This week we are sharing our exciting Intersession options. (Downtown on Monday; University on Wednesday) They are all fabulous!  Please take some time to review with your young person and fill out the choices sheet.  We work hard to giving students one of their top 3 choices – trust us there are a lot of… Read more »

Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre Youth Classes

The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre  offers workshops and ensemble training for youth, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of the theatrical art.  We partner with local middle and high schools to shape the complete theatre artist, onstage, backstage, and front-of-house. The Scoundrel and Scamp is excited to announce their fall offering of theater classes for… Read more »

AmeriCorp Math Tutor/Passion Project Supervisor for PFFS-Downtown

We are looking to hire an AmeriCorp person.  This would be a perfect position for a part-time college student or recent graduate. Duties: Classroom Support Small Group Tutoring Passion Project Supervisor 900 hours for the year Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12:00-5:00; Friday 12:00-3:30 Benefits: Up to $6,265 living allowance during term of service  $2,907.50 education award trainings that qualify them… Read more »

Locking Up Bikes at School

We encourage our students to ride their bikes to school.  However, with the return of U of A students also comes the return of people looking to steal bikes.  If your student rides their bike to school, it is imperative they use a heavy u-lock to secure their bike to the bike rack.  We also… Read more »

Girls Who Code at the U of A

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona presents Girls Who Code.  This nationally recognized nonprofit is dedicated to fostering the success of women in tech.  There is an open house at the UA Main Library Room 112A on September 8th at 10 am for anyone who would like to learn… Read more »

Zuzi! Dance Youth and Adult Classes

Zuzi! Dance is offering a variety of great youth and adult classes starting in September.  Zuzi! Dance is a long-term PFFS community partner, and they do a tremendous job of teaching and empowering youth through their various classes.  Check out the Zuzi! Dance schedule for more information.


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PFFS Downtown Back to School Night

Paulo Freire Freedom School Downtown will be hosting our annual Back to School Night on Wednesday, Aug. 29th from 5:30 – 7:00.  Back to School Night is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers, learn more about our advisory program, and get updates on our exciting start to the school year.  We hope to… Read more »

Great First Week

In addition to making new friends, being reminded of important classroom procedures and getting used to some awesome physical changes, our students spent the first week thinking about social justice through the habits of action and care.  They engaged in inquiry and discourse, questioning and debating issues that will lay the foundation for a school… Read more »