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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: TYECIA POWELL AND SUSAN COMFORT

Tyecia Powell and Susan Comfort are the co-founders of Nonprofit Wellness, an organization dedicated to improving employee well-being & retention at schools and nonprofits in DC and nationwide. What CityBridge program did you participate in? Design Residency, Ventures, 2020-2021 What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge programming? Ty: For me,…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: RENNIE M. TAYLOR

Read our interview below with Rennie M. Taylor, Assistant Principal at Stuart-Hobson Middle School. What CityBridge program did you participate in? Design Fellowship in the fall of 2020 What was the most impactful or meaningful part of participating in CityBridge programming? Design Fellowship exposed my team to new tools and methods to support the social…

We wrapped up our 2020 programming

Our 2020 programming has come to a close! We couldn’t be more grateful to the 187 innovators for equity who immersed themselves in our programming and are actively working to transform the student experience for DC’s young people. Here are the highlights: We incubated 3 women-led education ventures. Design Fellows launched 30 education pilots. 98% of participants felt supported by their coach. 75% of participants identified as…

We are helping organizations start tutoring hubs in their communities

High-impact tutoring is a proven solution to accelerate student learning and improve well-being. In a collective effort to increase access to this research-backed approach for our most vulnerable students, CityTutor DC is helping community organizations add high-impact tutoring to their services in the 2021-22 school year. Partner organizations selected to start a CityTutor Hub will receive funding to create…

We kicked off our second Design Sprint.

Over a 5-week period, we are working with 11 additional schools across DC to integrate high-impact tutoring into the school day. Our Design Sprint coaches will help school leaders think creatively and flexibly about activating tutoring as a strategy to accelerate student achievement in early literacy (1st-3rd) and middle grades math (6th-8th). If you are a…

Our inaugural Ventures Showcase was a hit. 

Last month, the three teams from our 2020-2021 Design Residency: Ventures program showcased their education ventures to a virtual panel of community and funder evaluators. It was a truly inspiring evening. As one attendee noted, “The insight and passion of each presenter enriched creativity.” Check out the recording of each entrepreneur’s showcase.

DC Wildflower received conditional charter approval and plans to open in 2022!

We are excited to announce that the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) conditionally approved the launch of our incubated school, DC Wildflower last night! Through a liberatory and identity-affirming learning environment, DC Wildflower will provide students across the city with a high-quality Montessori education. Unfortunately, Capital Experience Lab (CapX)—our other incubated school that applied…

We are showcasing our entrepreneurs’ ventures. Join us.

This Thursday, April 22, the three teams from our 2020-2021 Design Residency: Ventures program will showcase their ventures to a virtual panel of community and funder evaluators. Afterward, we will host a 30-minute meet-and-greet for guests to ask questions and learn more about these emerging education solutions. If you haven’t already, register here.