Every week, Brown Market Shares is growing a local food movement by bringing a variety of vegetables, meat, dairy, and bread from farmers and businesses across Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts to College Hill.
The Power of Trial and Error
Former 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.
October 7, 2014
October 2, 2014
September 30, 2014How A Small State Makes Local Food Possible
Have you tasted a local tomato lately? Shopped at a farmers market, or taken a nutrition education class? For many Rhode Islanders, the answer is yes, thanks to Farm Fresh Rhode Island. In the ten years since it was founded, Farm Fresh Rhode Island has turned one state into a thriving healthy food system – and an example of success for a nation recognizing the need to go local.
September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014
In 2012, 440 students did not graduate in the Providence School District. Last year Billy Watterson, a senior on the Brown Wrestling team, established a local chapter of Beat the Streets, a national movement to bring wrestling programs to urban middle schools across the country. In less than one year, Beat the Streets PVD has built teams in five Providence schools. I attended the final summer practice at Gilbert Stuart Middle School to see why so many kids are taking to the mat.
September 18, 2014
Reflections from 40+ Community Fellows - student leaders of the Swearer Center's Providence Community Partnerships - written at their September retreat.
"Share with your lunch group the motivation for why you are compelled to do this work and why it’s important from a perspective of equity and access. Then, distill your motivations into anonymous statements of 20 words or fewer."