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Briya student Alma and Briya staff Raquel featured in Telemundo story about excluded workers

“Remember that we are people too, that if you are hungry, we are hungry too.”   In this Telemundo story, Alma, a Briya student, shares her family’s experience during the pandemic and asks the mayor’s office to provide more support to DC residents who don’t qualify for a stimulus check or unemployment. Watch the video… Continue Reading Briya student Alma and Briya staff Raquel featured in Telemundo story about excluded workers

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New York Times Opinion article features Briya’s two-generation model and student-driven approach

“Briya’s holistic approach to education has come in handy during the pandemic… ‘Education is one arm in somebody’s success,’ said Reena Gadhia, the former manager of one of Briya’s work force training programs. ‘You really cannot disregard access to mental health services, access to social services, access to child care, transportation, all of it.’”  … Continue Reading New York Times Opinion article features Briya’s two-generation model and student-driven approach

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Briya student Alma participates in National Parent Leader Institute

In fall 2020, Briya student Alma participated in the National Parent Leader Institute, a month-long workshop about community organizing hosted by Innovate Public Schools. Alma joined parents from across the country to build leadership skills. As a parent, Alma sees the importance of advocacy and community organizing, not just for herself but for her daughter.… Continue Reading Briya student Alma participates in National Parent Leader Institute

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Briya sees increase in Adult Ed programs during pandemic

“While financial and family motivation has drawn many adult learners to school, the seismic shift adult ed programs have undergone in the past nine months — namely, incorporating more flexibility like repeat classes and asynchronous learning options — has made it possible despite competing priorities such as child care, students said. Briya Public Charter School,… Continue Reading Briya sees increase in Adult Ed programs during pandemic

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November Agenda

Briya Public Charter School Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Via Zoom Briya’s mission is to strengthen families through culturally responsive two-generation education. Call to Order (6:15) Approval of Minutes (6:15-6:20) Director’s Report (6:20-6:35) Update on School Year Presentation on our Outdoor Learning Program Library of Congress 2020 Literacy Award… Continue Reading November Agenda

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Briya Successfully Advocates for a Child Lottery Preference

Yizel Romero and her daughter, Daniella, attend school together at Briya – Yizel is studying for her Child Development Associate credential and Daniella is in prekindergarten. Together they participate in Family Time and benefit from our school’s extensive wraparound supports. This two- or dual-generation approach to working with families is foundational to Briya’s success and… Continue Reading Briya Successfully Advocates for a Child Lottery Preference