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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: 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…

PROMISING PRACTICE: SEEKING FUNDING AS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENUER

by Riley Jones, IV One of the more critical activities in starting a new venture is rather obvious: raising money to sustain operations. What is less obvious starting out is where to go to find capital. While there are many different types of capital you can take advantage of—loans, venture investment, grants, the list goes…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: ASHLEY MCMICHAEL

Ashley McMichael is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Academy of Liberal Arts and Sciences (IALAS). What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge programming? The most impactful part of the CityBridge programming has been the ecosystem mapping with Cherrelle Swain!!! It allowed me to work towards an actionable plan for building…

PROMISING PRACTICE: TAKING AN EQUITY PAUSE

By Rena Johnson The pandemic has challenged us in many ways. When the experience of school, work, and home changed forever on March 18, 2020, we were called to act quickly in pursuit of finding normalcy amidst chaos. I found myself, like most of my colleagues in the education space, scrambling to make sense of…