Briya pre-K staff explore the benefits of outdoor learning—in all types of weather—including rich play, exploration, critical thinking, and wonder.
The pandemic sparked a deeper commitment to Briya’s play-based philosophy—for the benefit of children and educators.
Briya teacher Nury discusses social-emotional learning and the benefits of cultivating social-emotional skills from a young age.
Briya’s digital integration coordinator analyzes the use of an online video tool to promote confidence-building, perseverance, and creativity for adult English learners.
Marlene Gutierrez reflects on her experience as a community organizer and advocate as part of the student leadership group Briya Voices for All.
While financial and family motivation has drawn many adult learners to school, the seismic shift adult ed programs have undergone in the past nine months — namely,
Briya staff Mau Castro and Melissa Lorenzana shared about their experience as part of the Equity in Early Learning Initiative (EELI) in a blog post by the
Survey results from DC adult education schools, including Briya, demonstrate the impact of the pandemic and point to ideas for future policy priorities.
Briya staff Mau Castro and Beth Kushner expore how Briya expanded career pathways for Spanish speakers through creating our two-generation CDA class and partnering with UDC on
Briya student and board member Flor advocates for changes to the DC Alliance insurance renewal process in this Telemundo story. Flor’s experience shows the unacceptable difficulties of
“Remember that we are people too, that if you are hungry, we are hungry too. In this Telemundo story, Alma, a Briya student, shares her family’s experience
“Briya’s holistic approach to education has come in handy during the pandemic… ‘Education is one arm in somebody’s success,’ said Reena Gadhia, the former manager of one
“We work, we all pay taxes. But to make it even harder for us to get health care, it makes us feel less than human…I felt shame
In this Telemundo 44 story, Marlene shares her experiences with the problems and stresses of renewing DC Alliance insurance in person every 6 months. Watch here.
The results of a survey of adult learners, including Briya students, show the severe impact of the pandemic on adult students’ lives and ability to study.
“COVID-19 brought nearly all Briya families a new set of extreme challenges. On top of working or finding employment, many of Briya’s adult learners had to shift
The University of the District of Columbia collaborated with Briya and other community stakeholders to design and implement a bilingual associate degree program.
Briya’s Senior Director of Early Education shares strategies to engage families and support early learners during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In April, Briya held a virtual tour for DC city leaders, funders, and educators. This was part of a series of events organized by FOCUS DC (a DC
When the pandemic hit, Briya responded quickly with a variety of strategies to support student families, including mailing materials to homes, personal check-ins via phone, and links
“There are many new and exciting education technology tools out there for language learners, but many are not appropriate for our population, particularly our low-literacy students…It is
“Si los padres saben manejarse con el inglés aumentan las expectativas que sus hijos estén preparados en lo emocional y académico para entrar a la escuela primaria.”
Briya’s comprehensive model garners tremendous results. Both the adult education and pre-K programs regularly receive the highest rankings from the D.C. Public Charter School Board based on measures of
After the October 5th FOCUS “First Fridays” visit to Briya, DC State Board of Education Policy Analyst Alexander Jue reflected on his experience on the SBOE’s blog. “As schools and
The DC Public Charter School Board recently released a video highlighting Briya. The video, titled “A Day in the Life,” covers the mission and daily happenings at
El Tiempo Latino interviewed Briya staff and students to hear about all the opportunities our Child Development Associate Program provides. Staff discussed the benefits of being a
Briya was recently awarded a second Immigrant Justice Legal Services Grant from Mayor Bowser for the coming year! This grant allows Briya, in partnership with Julia M.
Briya’s efforts to provide immigration legal services for students and their families, made possible through a grant awarded by DC mayor Muriel Bowser in March 2017, are
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
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:
The expansion to Fort Totten by Briya, Bridges PCS, and Mary’s Center is highlighted in a video created by the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) for their
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
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
Briya’s Two-Generation Program is showcased in a video created by Digital Promise in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation. The video highlights Briya’s unique model, which enables
A recent report from the New America Foundation focuses on DC policies and programs, including Briya, that excel at supporting young dual language learners.
Briya students and a staff member are featured in a local news piece that highlights Briya’s two-generation model. Watch the story here.
Briya’s holistic approach to education, including the unique two-generation model and partnership with Mary’s Center, is highlighted in a story by Armando Trull of WAMU 88.5, NPR’s DC
Briya’s strategies for engaging the parents of dual-language learners in their children’s education are featured as outstanding in an article by the New America Foundation. “To really
Briya’s partnership with Mary’s Center is featured in a study by the Brookings Institution as an outstanding example of the way schools and clinics can collaborate to
Briya’s innovative Two-Generation Program, is featured in the Education section of the Washington Post. “The District’s Briya Public Charter School enrolls parents and young children together in the