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Fourth class of medical assistant graduates celebrate accomplishments

“It is a privilege to be standing here tonight with you all celebrating our successes,” Enwet Abebe said, addressing her 19 fellow Medical Assistant Program graduates at a ceremony this December. “Our class was full of intensive work and fun,” Abebe, the class valedictorian, continued. “Do you remember what we felt during the practice sessions… Continue Reading Fourth class of medical assistant graduates celebrate accomplishments

El Tiempo Latino features Briya’s Child Development Associate Program

El Tiempo Latino interviewed Briya staff and students to hear about all the opportunities our Child Development Associate Program provides. Staff discussed the benefits of being a charter school and how they believe education can change society, and students shared their experiences at Briya and their goals for the future. Read the full story here.… Continue Reading El Tiempo Latino features Briya’s Child Development Associate Program

Briya earns top ranking from DC Public Charter School Board for third consecutive year

Briya was recently ranked as a Tier 1 high-performing school in both adult education and early education for the 2016-17 school year by the DC Public Charter School Board. The DC PCSB oversees all public charter schools in the District and evaluates them annually based on common standards. Schools are then ranked in tiers according… Continue Reading Briya earns top ranking from DC Public Charter School Board for third consecutive year

NBC features Briya’s legal assistance for immigrant students

Briya was recently awarded a second Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant from Mayor Bowser for the coming year! This grant allows Briya, in partnership with Julia M. Toro Law Firm, to continue providing students with free legal information, consultations, and representation. Briya held a know your rights presentation this September and was featured on NBC… Continue Reading NBC features Briya’s legal assistance for immigrant students

Fifth class of students enters Medical Assistant Program

“It is something I wanted to do and I’m finally doing it. I am helping and making a difference,” Shenell Williams, 2014 Medical Assistant Program graduate, reflected on her MA experience during a celebration on Wednesday, August 23. Proud family and friends gathered together to celebrate the induction of the fifth class of students into… Continue Reading Fifth class of students enters Medical Assistant Program

NPR features Briya’s legal assistance for immigrant students

Briya’s efforts to provide immigration legal services for students and their families, made possible through a grant awarded by DC mayor Muriel Bowser in March 2017, are highlighted in a story by NPR. Through the grant, Briya is able to offer students free individual legal consultations, on-site Know Your Rights fairs, and free legal representation.… Continue Reading NPR features Briya’s legal assistance for immigrant students

Mayor Bowser awards Briya grant to provide students with immigration legal services

Briya Public Charter School was honored to be named a recipient of an Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant by Mayor Muriel Bowser on March 21. The grant will enable Briya to provide its student families with free legal consultations and representation through a deepened partnership with Julia M. Toro Law Firm, an immigration law firm… Continue Reading Mayor Bowser awards Briya grant to provide students with immigration legal services

Case study showcases Briya’s Digital Literacy Program

Briya’s Digital Literacy Program is featured in a Digital Promise case study as an example for others looking to incorporate technology into two-generation programs. “Briya has leveraged technology to help their immigrant learners overcome the digital gap they encounter moving to a highly digitally literate environment,” the study states. Read the full study here. 

Briya participates in international UNESCO family learning workshop

Lorie Preheim, Academic Dean, represented Briya and the United States at a three-day workshop on intergenerational learning organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The workshop, held in Hamburg, Germany, brought together family learning experts from twenty-one countries. These experts shared experiences and best practices from intergenerational learning programs in their communities, which will… Continue Reading Briya participates in international UNESCO family learning workshop