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Case study highlights success of Briya’s Digital Literacy Program

Briya’s Digital Literacy Program is featured in a Digital Promise case study as an example for others looking to incorporate technology into two-generation programs. “Briya has leveraged technology to help their immigrant learners overcome the digital gap they encounter moving to a highly digitally literate environment,” the study states. Read the full study here. 

Briya participates in international UNESCO family learning workshop

Lorie Preheim, Academic Dean, represented Briya and the United States at a three-day workshop on intergenerational learning organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The workshop, held in Hamburg, Germany, brought together family learning experts from twenty-one countries. These experts shared experiences and best practices from intergenerational learning programs in their communities, which will […]

Migration Policy Institute study on two-generation programs features Briya

Briya is one of the eleven two-generation programs across the country that were analyzed by the Migration Policy Institute in a study titled “Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs: Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches.” “By addressing the needs of poor or low-income parents and their children simultaneously, two-generation programs have great potential to uplift whole […]

Briya profiled on international UNESCO literacy database

Briya is profiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on their Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database. The database features adult education programs from around the globe with the goal of improving literacy policies and practices. “Briya is a unique example of how a public school, through strategic partnerships with other community organizations, can serve […]

Briya staff featured in NPR story on immigrant voters

Briya staff members from Bangladesh, Syria, and Cameroon were interviewed by NPR reporter Armando Trull for a story on the views of immigrant voters in advance of the presidential election. “‘When I watch the TV news, I am thinking who will be president, because we are Asian and I came from Bangladesh, so I am […]

Briya inaugurates new Fort Totten campus

Briya Public Charter School, along with Bridges Public Charter School and Mary’s Center, celebrated the opening of their joint Fort Totten campus with an Open House this October. Together, the three organizations will offer education, health care, and social services to the Fort Totten community. Approximately 1,600 people—neighborhood residents, funders, political leaders, school families, staff, […]