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Briya staff featured in Washington Area Women’s Foundation blog

Briya staff Mau Castro and Melissa Lorenzana shared about their experience as part of the Equity in Early Learning Initiative (EELI) in a blog post by the Washington Area Women’s Foundation #AskHer series. In the blog, Mau shared, “In my opinion, for us, teachers, to have a positive effect on our students’ positive racial identity,… Continue Reading Briya staff featured in Washington Area Women’s Foundation blog

Briya Staff are 100% Vaccinated!

Briya Public Charter School is pleased to announce that 100% of staff are fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Briya began vaccinating staff in January 2021 through the school’s partnership with Mary’s Center. As essential workers in a school that had partial in-person instruction throughout the 2020-2021 school year, Briya staff were one of the first groups eligible to receive the vaccine. Most staff agreed… Continue Reading Briya Staff are 100% Vaccinated!

Briya staff publish article in COABE journal about Briya’s Spanish two-generation CDA class

Briya staff Mau Castro and Beth Kushner published an article about how Briya expanded career pathways for Spanish speakers through creating our two-generation CDA class and partnering with UDC on the creation the bilingual (English/Spanish) associate degree program in early childhood education. You can read the full article here. They were also featured in this… Continue Reading Briya staff publish article in COABE journal about Briya’s Spanish two-generation CDA class

Briya student and board member Flor featured in Telemundo story about DC Alliance

Briya student and board member Flor advocates for changes to the DC Alliance insurance renewal process in this Telemundo story. Flor’s experience shows the unacceptable difficulties of the current system. Briya staff member Raquel is also featured. This is part of Briya’s ongoing advocacy to change the DC Alliance insurance renewal process. You can watch… Continue Reading Briya student and board member Flor featured in Telemundo story about DC Alliance

Briya student Alma and Briya staff Raquel featured in Telemundo story about excluded workers

“Remember that we are people too, that if you are hungry, we are hungry too.”   In this Telemundo story, Alma, a Briya student, shares her family’s experience during the pandemic and asks the mayor’s office to provide more support to DC residents who don’t qualify for a stimulus check or unemployment. Watch the video… Continue Reading Briya student Alma and Briya staff Raquel featured in Telemundo story about excluded workers

New York Times Opinion article features Briya’s two-generation model and student-driven approach

“Briya’s holistic approach to education has come in handy during the pandemic… ‘Education is one arm in somebody’s success,’ said Reena Gadhia, the former manager of one of Briya’s work force training programs. ‘You really cannot disregard access to mental health services, access to social services, access to child care, transportation, all of it.’”  … Continue Reading New York Times Opinion article features Briya’s two-generation model and student-driven approach

Briya student Alma participates in National Parent Leader Institute

In fall 2020, Briya student Alma participated in the National Parent Leader Institute, a month-long workshop about community organizing hosted by Innovate Public Schools. Alma joined parents from across the country to build leadership skills. As a parent, Alma sees the importance of advocacy and community organizing, not just for herself but for her daughter.… Continue Reading Briya student Alma participates in National Parent Leader Institute

Briya sees increase in Adult Ed programs during pandemic

“While financial and family motivation has drawn many adult learners to school, the seismic shift adult ed programs have undergone in the past nine months — namely, incorporating more flexibility like repeat classes and asynchronous learning options — has made it possible despite competing priorities such as child care, students said. Briya Public Charter School,… Continue Reading Briya sees increase in Adult Ed programs during pandemic