The Power of Trial and Error
Former Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE) Tutor and Coordinator Tara Prendergast '12 shares her experience with failure as a motivator in making systemic change. Since graduation, Tara has piloted her own network for refugee youth, and currently works at an education advocacy organization in Pittsburgh.
July 22, 2015
July 21, 2015Taking Cultural Community Beyond Campus
June 17, 2015
May 29, 201511 Students Dive into a Summer of Social Innovation
What happens when the story you've been telling yourself about the future is replaced by the story of what actually will be?
Every summer, a group of students experience this shift as they launch ideas into the world with the Social Innovation Fellowship. This year's 11 Fellows from Brown and RISD will work full-time on their social ventures in 6 different countries, deeply immersing themselves in the opportunity to learn, take risks, and make change in the world.
As they set out for the summmer with hopes and plans of what their stories will be, we grabbed a moment with each of them to see where they're starting. Take a look.
May 20, 2015
Tara is founder of the Brown University Brain Bee, co-founder of BruNotes, co-president of Brown Alzheimer’s Activists, and a volunteer for Partnerships for Adult Learning (PAL) and Home and Hospice Care of RI (HHCRI). She is also the recipient of this year's Yat K. Tow Prize at the Swearer Center for Public Service. She's been busy, but takes a moment in her final days at Brown to reflect on what it's all meant.
May 11, 2015
Leigh is a Facilitator for SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education), an organization that provides sexual health and wellness education to students at the Met High School.