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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

Third class of medical assistant students celebrate accomplishments

“Let our passion shine out with all we do and impact someone’s life for the better,” said Eden Asmelash, co-valedictorian of Briya’s third medical assistant class. “Let us always be there in someone else’s shoes, feel the pain down in our heart, and stretch out our hands to help them.” Asmelash was addressing her 18… Continue Reading Third class of medical assistant students celebrate accomplishments

Migration Policy Institute study on two-generation programs features Briya

Briya is one of the eleven two-generation programs across the country that were analyzed by the Migration Policy Institute in a study titled “Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs: Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches.” “By addressing the needs of poor or low-income parents and their children simultaneously, two-generation programs have great potential to uplift whole… Continue Reading Migration Policy Institute study on two-generation programs features Briya

Briya’s Fort Totten expansion highlighted by Low Income Investment Fund

The expansion to Fort Totten by Briya, Bridges PCS, and Mary’s Center is highlighted in a video created by the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) for their annual report. Fatoumata, a student in Briya’s Two-Generation Program, is featured in the video alongside her son, who attends Briya’s toddler class. “Briya is a very good opportunity… Continue Reading Briya’s Fort Totten expansion highlighted by Low Income Investment Fund