Research and programs:
The African American Poetry Correspondence Project, a letter-writing, poetry sharing program that fosters communication between college students and high school students.
The East St. Louis Visual-Literary Project (Fall 2007), an extracurricular reading and interpretation program, which featured three different "visual-literary" exhibits and an exhibit catalogue. The exhibits appeared at the Lily-Freeman Elementary School, the Clyde C. Jordan Senior Citizens Center, and the East St. Louis Public Library.
Journey to SIUE, sponsored by the Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR) office and with coordination provided by the Black Studies Program, the project featured more than four hundred SIUE travel narratives.
Blueprints for Progress Workshop, a study group that involves various college students in discussions about the experiences and challenges confronting those who seek to pursue progressive lines of thinking during the contemporary era.
The Wright 100, an interactive reading and composition activity that involves students at different schools in covering Richard Wright's autobiography Black Boy (American Hunger).