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Video from DC Public Charter School Board highlights Briya’s education model

The DC Public Charter School Board recently released a video highlighting Briya. The video, titled “A Day in the Life,” covers the mission and daily happenings at Briya and includes interviews with students and staff. Diana Delgado, a student in Briya’s Two-Generation Program, is featured in the video discussing her experience at Briya, explaining the… Continue Reading Video from DC Public Charter School Board highlights Briya’s education model

Briya hosts college and career panel for medical assistant students and alumni

“Our immediate goal may be to train people to be medical assistants, but our ultimate aim is to help people achieve their big dreams, no matter what those dreams may be,” said Reena Gadhia, manager of Briya’s Medical Assistant (MA) Program, as she reflected upon the first MA College and Career Panel Briya hosted. During… Continue Reading Briya hosts college and career panel for medical assistant students and alumni

Briya English teacher wins 2017 teacher excellence award

Judy Kittleson, one of Briya’s English teachers, was awarded the 2017 TIERific Teacher Excellence Award by the Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB), which oversees all charter schools in the District. She was honored at a ceremony on December 11, 2017. This award recognizes an outstanding DC public charter school teacher who demonstrates dedication, excellence,… Continue Reading Briya English teacher wins 2017 teacher excellence award

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