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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 highlights success of 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

Briya profiled on international UNESCO literacy database

Briya is profiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on their Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database. The database features adult education programs from around the globe with the goal of improving literacy policies and practices. “Briya is a unique example of how a public school, through strategic partnerships with other community organizations, can serve… Continue Reading Briya profiled on international UNESCO literacy database

Briya inaugurates new Fort Totten campus

Briya Public Charter School, along with Bridges Public Charter School and Mary’s Center, celebrated the opening of their joint Fort Totten campus with an Open House this October. Together, the three organizations will offer education, health care, and social services to the Fort Totten community. Approximately 1,600 people—neighborhood residents, funders, political leaders, school families, staff,… Continue Reading Briya inaugurates new Fort Totten campus

Briya student wins essay contest for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Briya student Maria Elena Van Maren came in first place in the ESL category of the DC Adult Education and Family Literacy Week essay contest. Another Briya student, Mayra Chavez, came in second in the category. In their essays, the students responded to a prompt about barriers they face and overcome as adult learners. As… Continue Reading Briya student wins essay contest for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week