Katie is a senior double concentrating in Computational Biology and Gender and Sexuality Studies and is a Community Fellow for Algebra in Motion.
The Sun Is A-Rising!
VyVy Trinh MD'16 is the Co-Director of 2014 BRYTE Summer Camp.
This summer, we welcomed 58 refugee youth into BRYTE Summer Camp and were astounded every day about the amount of hard work, joy, and growth we witnessed. We watched one nine-year-old Congolese boy who arrived here in March go from stone silent to leading silly camp cheers in front of the entire community. We watched another student work incredibly hard to go from being disruptive in class to focusing every day and even helping others on a daily basis. We watched an eleven-year-old girl who uses a walker to move around learn to jump rope for the first time. Campers and returning staff alike agreed that this, the fourth year of BRYTE Summer Camp, was the best camp to date, and we feel so blessed and gratified to have played a part in creating such a peaceful, nurturing, inclusive community for all our students. As we wrap up camp and return to our normal lives, we miss our campers terribly but hope that they are carrying the spirit of BRYTE Summer Camp with them as they transition into the school year and beyond.
October 2, 2014
September 22, 2014
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."
May 11, 2014
May 7, 2014I have learned more than I ever expected to about the theory and practice of teaching, and how to be confident in myself and my abilities both in the classroom and as an organizer and leader.
Olneyville ESOL works in partnership with William D'Abate Elementary School to teach English to adult immigrants in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. Coordinators Camille Spencer and Nicole Cacozza share a story about their beginnings and endings in the program.
May 2, 2014
Sujaya Desai ’14 and Sandra Yan ’15 are coordinators of PAL (Partnership for Adult Learning), which partners student tutors with adults with developmental disabilities in the greater Providence community to provide opportunities for mutual growth through personal relationships and the shared pursuit of continuing education. They reflect on their experiences as well as the relationships they have formed over the past three years.