Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 4

Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 4

We see the need to support our Latinx students before and while their at college. We begin to understand the different aspects that contribute to Latinx persistence and success. We’ve learned of the different categories Latinx may fit into and how that effects...
Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 3

Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 3

Let’s recap what we know so far. Latinx students are increasingly going to college, which is great. However, they’re dropping out at equal rates. Latinx students may have learned Spanish before English, and must not only overcome language barriers but also...
Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 2

Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 2

We have an understanding of what an ecology of a campus is and how it affects the development of students of color as a whole, but what are the specifics? There is an increasing amount of literature around the state of Latinx in higher education, and the literature...
Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 1

Learning with: Niimo, Higher Ed. Part 1

Supporting Latinx on College Campuses through an Equity-Minded Lens For the purposes of this article, Latinx will be used to be inclusive of all gender and homogeneous ethnic identities. This article is the first piece in a five-part series that looks into the factors...
Inspiration is key

Inspiration is key

While we were preparing for the end of our summer program, we got to look back in time with Darny Mao. Darny is a Breakthrough Providence student alum, where she attended our middle school program from Summer 2008 – May 2010. She spoke about how she knew BTP was her...
Q & A with Teacher Alum Turned Principal

Q & A with Teacher Alum Turned Principal

Catherine Mitchell was a teaching fellow back when BTP was called Summerbridge. She was a teacher in both 2001 and 2002. Like many Summerbridge and Breakthrough teaching fellows, she spent her summer working with local middle school students, building their academic...