Friday, February 10, 2017

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.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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."

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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.

Friday, August 26, 2016

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.