Stereotypes in STEM
In the biographical movie Hidden Figures, black female scientists and mathematicians take center stage. The movie tells the often untold story of the black women of NASA whose contributions made the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission possible. When I first heard of the movie I was immediately struck by how few people knew its history, myself included, and how this narrative still rung so true.
Say my name, say our names
"My name is Theda. T-H-E-D-A. No it isn't they-da, the-da, or any combination of the above. My name is Theda."
Principal Spotlight: Colleen Loughlin
Colleen Loughlin is the new principal at Pleasant View Elementary School. Second Year Corps Member Suzanna Lossio spoke with her about her philosophies and experiences with the Pleasant View community.
Four suitcases, a one-way ticket and a dream to change the world
For 23 years, I lived in Puerto Rico, a 100 x 35 mile island in the Caribbean. I grew up in a familiar culture with family and friends always nearby. I started volunteering in college to advance my CV and better my chances of getting into graduate school. As soon as I started giving back to my community, my mentality about volunteerism changed and I knew I wanted to pursue service to a cause greater than myself.
Summer Leadership Academy
Last week, City Year Providence welcomed rising Providence 6th graders to the first ever Summer Leadership Academy. The program was instated as a way to address summer learning loss so students will enter middle school on track and ready to learn.