2023 Ventures Showcase Recap
CityBridge Education
by Kate Wiley
9M ago
An equitable and excellent education is within reach. 2023 Ventures Showcase Recap June 12, 2023 Alumni, Events, News On May 24, our CityBridge community came together for our 2023 Ventures Showcase, the culminating event for our 2022-2023 Design Residency: Ventures cohort. Over the past nine months, our Residents received customized curriculum, coaching, connections, and capital that supported accelerated the design and implementation of their education ventures.  Throughout the program, these passionate individuals worked tirelessly to reimagine the future of education and to push ..read more
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Innovator Spotlight: Dr. Paris Gasque
CityBridge Education
by Kate Wiley
10M ago
An equitable and excellent education is within reach. Innovator Spotlight: Dr. Paris Gasque May 15, 2023 Alumni Paris Gasque, Ph.D., is CEO at Heru Foundation, Incorporated. She is a 2022 Design Fellow. What is the project that brought you to CityBridge? Heru Foundation is committed to strengthening schools’ multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) by providing professional development to school personnel that will enable students who have traditionally been underserved to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Why is that project important to you? Schools are struggling to meet th ..read more
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Innovator Spotlight: Rodney D. Parker
CityBridge Education
by Kate Wiley
1y ago
An equitable and excellent education is within reach. Innovator Spotlight: Rodney D. Parker March 13, 2023 Alumni Rodney D. Parker is a second grade teacher at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary. He is a 2022 Design Fellow. What is the project that brought you to CityBridge? The project that brought me to Citybridge was a closer look at helping Black and Brown students who struggle with math see themselves as mathematicians. Why is that project important to you? This project was super important to me because, as a Black male teacher, I want students to see a reflection of themselves and know that t ..read more
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CityTutor DC Announces New, Expanded HIT Partnerships
CityBridge Education
by Kate Wiley
1y ago
An equitable and excellent education is within reach. CityTutor DC Announces New, Expanded HIT Partnerships March 3, 2023 News CityTutor DC and Georgetown University have partnered to expand the DC Schools Project at Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service. Georgetown University students will provide high-impact tutoring and support services for migrant and newcomer youth in Washington, DC.  “High-impact tutoring for newcomer migrant students will improve their literacy skills and academic performance,” said Jessica Lee, Assistant Director for Imm ..read more
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Inaugural Launch Fund Announcement
CityBridge Education
by Kate Wiley
1y ago
An equitable and excellent education is within reach. Meet the Inaugural CityBridge Launch Fund Entrepreneur: Dr. Omolara O. Fatiregun January 24, 2023 News CityBridge Education is thrilled to announce Dr. Omolara O. Fatiregun as the inaugural entrepreneur in the CityBridge Launch Fund, a 15-month venture philanthropy investment fund. Dr. Fatiregun is the Founder and CEO of THRIVE!, a venture that uses technology to help school systems and human services agencies root out systemic racism in spending.  Through the Launch Fund, we aim to fund and advise equity-minded ventures that adva ..read more
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Founder Spotlight: Lanette Dailey-Reese
CityBridge Education
by Morgan Marler
1y ago
An equitable and excellent education is within reach. Founder Spotlight: Lanette Dailey-Reese January 17, 2023 Alumni Lanette Dailey-Reese is Executive Director of Capital Experience Lab. She is an alumna of CityBridge’s 2019 Summer Design Studio, led by Caroline Hill, and a 2020 Resident.  What was the project that brought you to CityBridge? The CapX team was in search of an ED to lead the organization through the charter application process. CityBridge’s was our first funder and support the piloting of CapX. Why is that project important to you? This project is important to me beca ..read more
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ABC News Highlights CityTutor DC
CityBridge Education
by Kate Wiley
1y ago
we incubate and invest in the best ideas ABC News Highlights CityTutor DC December 9, 2022 News ABC’s Justin Finch interviews CityTutor DC Executive Director Cat Peretti and visits CTDC Hub, Horton’s Kids for a story about how high-impact tutoring is helping to accelerate learning for students in the District. By Kate Wiley News Inaugural Launch Fund Announcement Alumni Founder Spotlight: Lanette Dailey-Reese News ABC News Highlights CityTutor DC Events Establishing Roots: Implementing High-Impact Tutoring in DC News Celebrating The Riverseed School Resources Promising Practice: Ne ..read more
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Establishing Roots: Implementing High-Impact Tutoring in DC
CityBridge Education
by Kate Wiley
1y ago
we incubate and invest in the best ideas ESTABLISHING ROOTS: IMPLEMENTING CITYWIDE HIGH-IMPACT TUTORING IN DC December 6, 2022 Events, News Since its inception in early 2021, CityTutor DC (CTDC) has catalyzed tutoring for more than 6,200 students across Washington, DC. We have achieved these results by building a “connected forest.” Much like how underground networks distribute nutrients and messages among seemingly solitary trees to help improve the health of a forest as a whole, CTDC acts as an intermediary in the highly decentralized DC education system, connecting seemingly ..read more
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Celebrating The Riverseed School
CityBridge Education
by CityBridge
1y ago
we incubate and invest in the best ideas Celebrating the Riverseed School November 7, 2022 News At CityBridge, we have the privilege of supporting incredible entrepreneurs who have planted seeds that will grow into new classrooms, schools, nonprofits, or ventures. This month we celebrate a seed that has grown into a beautiful new model. This fall DC Wildflower Public Charter School (DCWPCS) opened its first school in the District. DCWPCS was founded by Maia Blankenship, a 2020 Design Resident. DCWPCS will serve up to 225 students through up to six community-embedded, teacher-led microscho ..read more
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Promising Practice: New Pilot Planning Tool
CityBridge Education
by Andrew Plemmons Pratt
1y ago
we incubate and invest in the best ideas Promising Practice: CityBridge’s New Pilot Planning Tool November 4, 2022 Resources The CityBridge Education Program team has a new Pilot Plan and Learning Tool that we’re offering to the community. To introduce it, I’ve prepared this set of Frequently Asked Questions to help orient folks to this latest addition to our toolkit. Wait, why did you create yet another pilot planning tool? Don’t you already have one?It’s true! We have iterated on our pilot planning tools consistently in our Fellowship programming: here’s what we built in 2018, 2020 , 20 ..read more
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