Author Archives: Belal
University of Richmond: Rose Ann Gutierrez, ’12 “Utang ng loob,” or indebtedness, is inspiration for community outreach
From co-founding a technology initiative at Henderson Middle School, with the aim of bridging the digital divide; to organizing a women’s leadership conference on UR’s campus for middle school girls in a mentoring program; to interning at Boushall Middle School … Continue reading →
Over the past five years, hundreds of Higher Achievement scholars have traveled to Penn State for a top-notch university experience. Scholars perform chemistry experiments, “buy” stocks in a simulated Wall Street trade room, milk cows and learn about the agricultural industry, and so much more.
Thanks to the generosity of Bob and Anne Marshall, Mark Schecter, and the Penn State College of Liberal Arts, this three-day, overnight trip comes at almost no cost to Higher Achievement. Continue reading →
Middle school can beawkward and transitional. Getting young people to open up about their feelings during this time can seem impossible.
But at least one after-school group is doing just that. Higher Achievement scholars share their poems all the time. A brainchild of the after-school and summer education program in Washington, D.C., the love poetry contest began in 2005 and was meant to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary. But it was such a success that it has become an annual contest that this year culminates in students performing their poems at the Kennedy Center on Feb. 29. Continue reading →
Higher Achievement finds many things to applaud in President Obama’s budget proposal for FY2013. We’re glad to see the President recognizes the value of supporting student learning beyond the traditional school day. Most importantly the budget maintains funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program at $1.153 billion. Continue reading →
This past Valentine’s Day, students in Washington, D.C. competed for a chance to perform at the Kennedy Center, by reciting their own poems, all about love. Continue reading →