Our Impact

Teachers say it works

  • I love how the [Ancestors] curriculum gives my students a sense of purpose and the ability to make global connections to their learning.

    Ms. Johnson
    Ms. Johnson Teacher, R.B. Stall High School (N. Charleston, S.C.)

Students benefit

100%
Teachers strongly agree their students benefited from the Ancestors unKnown curriculum

Participants say “it’s really cool”

  • I think it's more important to find out where we came from, so we can tell our future children about our ancestors. Our next generation will know where they've come from, and pass it on. This experience is necessary and I hope the next class will benefit from this as well.

    Tamia Student

More curious

83%
Students are more curious about their family history after participating in Ancestors unKnown

International reach

12 Cities in 3 Countries

Since the organization’s first pilot projects in Paramaribo, Suriname and Charleston, South Carolina, Ancestors unKnown has supported hundreds of students, educators and family members to enrich their knowledge about untold histories.

We have participants, projects and workshops in cities like Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Amsterdam and the Hague. Want to add your city to our list?

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