EMAIL SIGN-UP +

Stay up to date. Sign-up for our emails.

Welcome Fall Fellows!

We are thrilled to introduce our Fall 2022 Design Fellows! These passionate educators and entrepreneurs will spend the next four months designing equity-centered solutions to DC’s most pressing educational challenges. In this immersive fellowship program, participants receive customized tools, coaching from our experts, and financial support to design, test, adapt, and scale a right-sized pilot…

Entrepreneur Journeys, a reflection on the celebration

CityBridge held its first in-person event in over two years, Entrepreneur Journeys, in June. The event was a remix of a traditional panel and spotlighted three BIPOC Entrepreneurs in our DC community. We asked these entrepreneurs to share their stories of learning, vulnerability, and self-discovery.  At CityBridge, we recognize, support, and celebrate the journey of…

Announcing Our 2022-2023 Venture Residency Cohort

We know big ideas start small. With time, investment, and support, these ideas have the power to transform communities. CityBridge invests in entrepreneurs, education leaders, and innovators with bold solutions that have the promise of creating a more equitable future. We are thrilled to announce our newest cohort of Ventures Residents for 2022-2023! Each of…

Innovator Spotlight: Ruth Foster

Ruth Foster is CEO of Effective Intervention Services, LLC and is a Spring 2022 Design Fellow. She also participated in CityBridge’s Design Studio. What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge Programming?  The most impactful part was the program sessions in which different organizations and individuals shared their concepts, and we…

Brainstorm Blues? Use a Pilot Template

by Andrew Pratt What do these songs have in common: “What’d I Say?” by Ray Charles, “Delirious” by Prince, and “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman? These songs have different artists, different moods, and different instruments—but all have a shared underlying template. What they all have in common is a simple song structure called…

Innovator Spotlight: Felicia Owo-Grant

Felicia Owo-Grant is Director of Strategic Development at Friendship Public Charter School and was a 2021 Design Fellowship participant. What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge Programming? The ability to learn amongst a diverse cohort of leaders and innovators with the guidance and support of dedicated CityBridge coaches. How has…

Expansive Measures of Success

by Agasthya Shenoy The Need for Expansive Measures Accurately measuring student progress is a process fraught with difficulties: interim exam scores are too infrequent to give us up to date information, and daily exit ticket scores give us a one-dimensional point-in-time snapshot of student performance. Further, achievement data only gives us one piece of the…

INNOVATOR SPOTLIGHT: BRIAN GLOOR

Brian Gloor is the Assistant Principal at Bard High School Early College DC What CityBridge program did you participate in? Design Fellowship, Spring 2021 What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge programming? The most impactful part of the CityBridge Design Fellowship experience was being able to meet as a group…