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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

Fourth class of students enters Medical Assistant Program

Twenty-four new students were inducted into Briya’s Medical Assistant Program during a ceremony this fall. Gina Pistulka, Briya instructor, welcomed everyone and spoke to the incoming students about the vital work they will do as medical assistants. “You are the face of the healthcare team,” Pistulka said. “You are the one the patient will meet… Continue Reading Fourth class of students enters Medical Assistant Program

Video from Digital Promise highlights Briya’s strengths

Briya’s Two-Generation Program is showcased in a video created by Digital Promise in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation. The video highlights Briya’s unique model, which enables parents to gain knowledge and skills (from basic literacy to earning a high school diploma) at the same time that their young children prepare for future success through… Continue Reading Video from Digital Promise highlights Briya’s strengths

Briya CDA graduate wins 2016 STARS award

Maxine Gorham, a 2016 Briya Child Development Associate graduate, was awarded Most Outstanding Adult Student at the 2016 STARS Tribute. The tribute honors leaders in DC public charter schools. “Gorham has been an exceptional student, role model and human being, constantly showing us that determination and commitment can guide us towards our professional goals in… Continue Reading Briya CDA graduate wins 2016 STARS award