Julie Silva began working for the First Star URI Academy, a non-profit that strives to improve access to college for at-risk foster youth. Later this summer, Julie will live on the URI campus with the foster students for a month, supervising the program while they take courses and become immersed in the college experience. She is starting to get to know the students on a personal level as they participate in educational workshops, college tours, and other enrichment opportunities. These events give Julie an opportunity to witness firsthand the life-altering effects of the program.
Despite heavy snowfall on Monday, February 3, RI Partnerships for Success hosted a Statewide Meeting at Providence College in partnership with the Providence Children & Youth Cabinet. Attended by over 50 partnership practitioners, the event featured the recent Lumina Foundation grant received by the Providence Children & Youth Cabinet as well as breakout discussions around […]
We are very excited to have Suzy Alba begin with us this week as our new part time temporary program associate!
Rhode Island Campus Compact, with grant support from the College Access Challenge Grant, recently sent out 250 posters to high schools, college access programs, and youth serving organizations to encourage high school students to apply to college “Right Here in Rhode Island”.
Melissa is a Peer Mentor at University of Rhode Island. Melissa is a Pharmacy and Biology major. As a rising super Senior, Melissa planned URI’s alternative Spring Break this past March. Over the course of the week, Melissa and nine of her peers volunteered at different organizations across Rhode Island including Jumpstart URI, Keeping Blackstone Valley Beautiful, and Girls Reaching Remarkable Levels. She loves running and hiking. Melissa also hopes to someday become a Pharmacist with Doctors without Borders and eventually start her own free clinic.