Advising, Mentorship, Tutoring
Local non-profit committed to inspiring urban youth for success in school and life through co-ed wrestling. Draws at-risk students into a positive after-school environment where they receive mandatory academic support, connect to strong mentors, engage in healthy physical activity, and learn about nutrition and general health and incentives to attend and succeed in school.
Provides students with an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of local Providence men and women with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Gives students an avenue to participate in fun and exciting events while also helping others; broadens awareness about people with disabilities and, with the help of students, continues the integration of those with disabilities into the community.
BRYTE works one-on-one with refugee youth grades K-12 in the home. We support the self-empowerment of refugee youth through providing academic tutoring and mentoring, as well as fostering community among students who share experiences of settlement in the United States.
More than 500 Brown University students participate in Community Corps, leading after-school enrichment programs, connecting health resources to patients, working with adult learners, providing one-on-one tutoring, assisting classroom teachers, supporting and advocating for people who are homeless, and and engaging in other ways. Strong, long-term relationships between the Swearer Center, Brown University students, and community partner organizations are an essential component of this program.
A high-school curriculum made possible through NSF grant funding that teaches students the basics of robotics in the process of building and programming their own autonomous aerial drones. DuckiSky partners with Duckietown, an existing robotics education initiative that uses simple, ground-based robots. Students learn how to assemble the drone and how to program it with algorithms. Read about a current school partnership at https://www.valleybreeze.com/2020-09-02/woonsocket-north-smithfield/mount-establishes-drone-based-robotics-class-partnership#.X1JGZNNKhQJ
The Engaged Scholars Program (ESP) enables students who are passionate about communities and the challenges they face to design courses of study and action as part of their concentration requirements. Through guided coursework, advising and hands-on experience working with community partners, students in ESP are able to contextualize abstract theories, challenge assumptions and develop skills that prepare them for lives of effective action. Students who complete the program receive an academic transcript notation as Engaged Scholars.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a student-led group that is part of Community Corps, a program of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. ESOL partners with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) to address the marginalizing effects of language barriers by providing English language and literacy classes to adult immigrants in the Providence community. Our members teach and facilitate English classes at William D'Abate Elementary School in the Olneyville neighborhood or at the MET School in the South-side of Providence.
The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics is a National Science Foundation funded mathematics research institute located at Brown. The Institute welcomes young women from high schools across Rhode Island to a highly subsidized summer math camp called GirlsGetMath@ICERM. The program seeks to inspire young women to love math in hopes that they will go on to consider careers in mathematics, computation, and quantitative fields.
LET’S GET READY’S program provides students with six years of support through the college admissions and enrollment process, and then along the road to college graduation. Throughout the process, we rely on highly trained and highly effective college undergraduates who mentor younger students by becoming Coaches. These Let’s Get Ready near-peer Coaches provide students with timely, relevant and personalized resources, share their own college experiences to create a sense of belonging, and support students as they identify their strengths and build self-efficacy skills.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is an intensive one-year master's and certification program that prepares tomorrow's teacher leaders in secondary education (grades 7-12) in English, social studies, mathematics, or science (biology, chemistry, or engineering/physics). Our program is a unique blend of outstanding university-based coursework, an immersion in teaching in a summer enrichment program, and a yearlong teaching residency in one of our local district or charter public schools. MAT candidates learn to teach within a particular school context while developing an understanding of the larger landscape of educational inequity — and how to make positive change.
OLEEP, the Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education Program, is a partnership between the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (the Met) and Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service. We work with high school students to develop leadership skills as well as environmental science and justice knowledge, with a specific emphasis on building a supportive, collaborative community where Brown and Met students can learn and grow together. We believe, with the right support, everyone can be a leader and bringing about an environmentally just world depends on it.
Partnership for Adult Learning (PAL) is a student-led group that is part of Community Corps, a program of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. PAL partners with Perspectives Corporation, a local community organization that provides services and support to children, youth, and adults throughout the state of Rhode Island with the goal of helping people with disabilities participate in and contribute to community life. PAL pairs student tutors from Brown University with adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities living in the greater Providence community to meet on a weekly basis. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for mutual growth through personal relationships that are formed around the shared pursuit of continuing education. PAL practices a learner-centered focus in that we encourage learners to choose the topic(s) on which they will collaborate with their tutors throughout the semester.
Pathways is a student mentorship program that links local high school students in Rhode Island with professional student mentors from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and our partner schools in an effort to enrich, inspire, and educate. Local students undertake curriculum and work on a science project with AMS medical students. Mentors are paired with high school students to provide individualized guidance about navigating the transition from high school to college and beyond. During monthly sessions, students hear case studies presented by local physicians, participate in hands-on medical simulations, experience the human anatomy lab, and create a research presentation of their own.
The Petey Greene Program supplements education in jails, prisons, and detention centers by preparing volunteers to provide free, quality tutoring and related programming to support the academic achievement of incarcerated people. We work to promote academic achievement in prison classrooms in order to support students and build stronger communities. Brown students travel to educational programs already set up in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections and help tutor students within educational programs that already function within the facilities. We strive to prioritize the individual needs of incarcerated students; build strong relationships between academic institutions, communities, and departments of corrections; train volunteers in the skills necessary to tutor a variety of subjects; improve student achievement in high school equivalency, adult basic education, workforce development, post-secondary education, and other academic programs; encourage a positive academic environment grounded in professional and respectful interactions; and increase awareness of the positive impact of education in correctional facilities.
Project GOAL (Greater Opportunity for Athletes to Learn) inspires academic achievement through the passion and power of soccer. Through this coeducational after-school initiative, Rhode Island middle school youth receive the academic enrichment necessary to achieve and exceed grade level proficiency while building a foundation of social responsibility, teamwork and collaboration in the classroom and on the field. Our goals are to foster opportunity and expose children and families to positive models of healthy lifestyles by providing a nurturing after-school environment, academic tutoring, health/nutrition information, exercise, and safe facilities.
SHAPE is a program of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) in partnership with the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University that teaches a facilitation-based comprehensive sexual health curriculum at local Providence high schools. SHAPE strives to create an environment in which high school students can engage in accurate, authentic, and honest conversations about sexuality and sexual health. Through SHAPE, Brown volunteers facilitate workshops where students can learn about and discuss topics related to sexual health and sexuality in an open setting.
STEMS is a math and science tutoring program at Hope High School. Tutors assigned to a teacher's class either help students twice a week in the classroom or host after school drop-in tutoring once a week with a group of other tutors. STEMS aims to offer extra help to teachers, provide academic support and mentorship for students, and encourage greater self-efficacy for students in STEM fields.
The College Advising Corps SAT Prep Program is a free program run through the College Advising Corps with Brown student volunteers, intended for junior and senior high school students from families who cannot afford the expense of paid tutoring options. These tutoring partnerships are meant to help students build the confidence and skills to perform well on the SAT. Tutors also offer advice on navigating the college process.
The yearlong program in urban education policy prepares students to become education change agents who can lead the fight to improve students’ opportunities and outcomes. Over the course of a year, UEP students complete an independent research project, take rigorous courses, and gain community experience through internships with Brown’s community partners. Through this integration of research, theory, and practice, students learn how urban education policy works, how decisions are made, how to measure policy consequences, and how to make an impact.
Previously known as the Young Scholars Conference, the Womxn in STEM (WiSTEM) Symposium has four main goals: Create space where intersecting identities and scientific research coexist; Equip womxn with the tools needed to navigate educational and occupational environments; Impart skills and knowledge to promote professional development and boost participants’ preparation to enter the job market; Encourage networking that can facilitate community mentorship and sponsorship.