Learn more about how Brown students, faculty and programs are equalizing and improving educational opportunities for the benefit of children and youth.

  • | Brown University

    This immersive one-day program brings Providence public school students to the Brown University campus to experience a college setting and learn about their opportunities in higher education.

    Brown has a longstanding commitment to providing impactful experiences for students in Providence schools — influencing their educational outcomes and enhancing their access to a high-quality college education and career exploration opportunities. In keeping with this commitment, the University decided to launch College Day at Brown, an immersive day-long experience for Providence Public School District high school students. The programming is designed to introduce or further expose students to the world of higher education by facilitating pathways and creating familiarity and excitement about the pursuit of post-secondary education at Brown, as well as other colleges and universities.

  • | News from Brown

    Science and technology instruction is about to get even more engaging than the exciting lessons already in place at Providence’s Vartan Gregorian Elementary School. 

    Teachers and administrators at the school, located just blocks away from Brown University in the city’s Fox Point neighborhood, are working with the University to transform an empty classroom into a hands-on, interactive space where students from kindergarten to fifth grade can explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math — or STEAM for short.

  • | Young Entrepreneurs of Providence
    Young Entrepreneurs of Providence (YEP!) is an entrepreneurial incubator for local high school students in the Providence area. Our students will present their own entrepreneurial ideas and pitch as a team in front of a panel of judges! Please join us to learn about each YEPper’s project and vision for the future.
  • | News from Brown

    Dedicated spaces for individual and group study. Comfortable, versatile and laptop-friendly furniture. And a refreshed, expanded and diversified collection of books and periodicals.

    Those are a few signature elements of a newly transformed library and media center at Providence’s Hope High School. After a renewal project funded by $150,000 from Brown University’s Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence, the space promises to inspire and support academic work ranging from group projects to multimedia presentations to one-on-one tutoring.

    The refreshed library and media center opened its doors to students on Monday, June 7, following 11 months of planning, design and construction that involved leaders from Brown, the Rhode Island Department of Education, Providence Public School District and Hope High School, as well as high school students, teachers and families.

  • | The Valley Breeze

    Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation to a Brown University professor, a high-flying new robotics curriculum is coming to high schools across Rhode Island.

    The curriculum teaches students the basics of robotics in the process of building and programming their own autonomous aerial drones. It was originally developed as a college class by Stefanie Tellex, a computer science professor at Brown. The NSF grant enabled Tellex to adapt the curriculum for high schoolers and provide schools at no cost with the drone parts needed to teach it. This past summer, Tellex trained teachers at Mount Saint Charles to teach the course that will be offered this fall at the school.

  • | Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
    Confronting History: A Conversation Between Brown University’s Choices Program and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice about the new curriculum - Racial Slavery and the Making of the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies.
  • | National Biomechanics Day

    Come celebrate National Biomechanics Day with engineers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital!!

    To introduce high school students to the field of biomechanics and biomedical engineering. To engage them in hands-on ac�vi�es with state-of-the art biomechanics research technology and provide an opportunity to interface with Engineering professionals and graduate students.

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    The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and the Community Design Teams, a diverse group of 45 parents, students, teachers, advocates, and community leaders, will host a Community Day on Saturday, March 7, to advance efforts to improve Providence schools. Community Day will be an opportunity for members of the public to come together and give feedback on school improvement strategies that the three design teams have been developing over 11 weeks.  
  • | Community Corps

    Audience will learn best practices for academic tutoring and mentoring from current and former teachers. The audience will learn ways to appropriately deliver high quality tutoring and mentoring to students in the Providence community. This workshop intends to provide undergraduates with the skills to effectively serve in educational setting. Students will practice lesson planning and learn new skills in facilitation skills.

    This is a great workshop for members of BEAM, SCP, ESOL, STEMS, SEADD, PAL, OLEEP, Inspiring Minds, and other students involved in education based service groups!

  • | Brain Week RI

    Available in February and March to Grades K – 12 in Single, Multiple Classrooms, or Assembly format.

    Your students can ask any burning questions about the most important organ in the body. Engage in lively discussions about decision-making, memory, sleep, the senses, injury, and disease. Test their knowledge in brainly mythbusters while enjoying the most interactive anatomy lesson they’ll ever have!