Education

Carla's Story

Carla describes her visit to a Challenger Learning Center in 6th grade as a life-changing experience that "definitely influenced the direction" of her career. Carla participated in a simulated space mission with her classmates. The mission gave Carla insight into a range of science, technology, and engineering roles and the opportunity to practice teamwork, communication, and creative problem solving - skills that are critical for today's careers. Carla says, "I enjoyed the atmosphere of being part of a team and doing something momentous.

Jared's Story

Jared Stofflett grew up reading books from Seedlings Braille Books for Children. Now he is a board member at Seedlings, which he credits for helping to give him the literacy skills he needed to become a software developer for Compuware. Stofflett was born blind. His mother learned about Seedlings from the teacher of the visually impaired assigned to Jared when he was 7 months old. By the time he was 4, he was already reading braille. As an elementary student, Jared read an estimated 75 to 100 books from Seedlings.

Huma's Story

Achieve Global Impact - One Social Change Leader at a TimeAtlas Corps is founded on the idea that talent exists throughout the world yet opportunity does not. We connected talented global social change professionals to opportunities that include service in the United States and virtual learning programs. We inspire individuals like Huma (Pakistan, Class 30, Host: Halcyon, Current: Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation) who dedicated a year of service in the United States and then return to Pakistan to address local poverty.

The journey to creating the schools our children deserve

Alex’s journey to designing and opening Lee Montessori Public Charter School (PCS)—East End, the first full public Montessori east of the Anacostia River, began during a CityBridge Fellowship.

Alex had seen firsthand how the traditional education system was failing students, especially students of color. His vision was to create a diverse Montessori school that empowered students to learn in the context of freedom.

Ethan and Dylan Making A BIG Difference, one glass of lemonade at a time!

This story began with a 7 year old boy who wanted to help a local charity here in Elk Grove, CA by selling lemonade. Ethan and his big brother, Dylan, sold Ethan’s Legenade (Legendary Lemonade) at local events and donated half their profit to local charities. What their parents thought to be just a hobby grew bigger each year, as well as their desire to help more kids.

Inspiring student to strive for careers in science

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier K-12 science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 250,000 students on 8,000 teams in all 50 states. Science Olympiad hosts 450 tournaments annually on college campuses and holds professional development workshops that showcase innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A signature program is the Urban and Rural Schools Initiative. The impact is best shown in the words of those affiliated with the program:"I have been in public health for more than 40 years.

Greg Galeazzi's Story

No story better expresses our mission to support and enhance the quality of life of veterans, than that of Greg Galeazzi. Following the footsteps of his dad and brothers, Greg joined the Army after 9/11, ready to face anything for his country!

Developing Language Solutions that Expand Possibilities

As the most linguistically diverse country in the world, Papua New Guinea (PNG ) is home to communities using more than 800 unique languages in their daily lives. Although the national language of instruction in PNG schools is English, children often take their first steps inside the classroom only understanding the language of their local community. Without a way to bridge this gap between the local language and the language of education, learning turns into a slow, stilted process that discourages these eager young minds.