Volunteers founded SBAN, and SBAN will continue to thrive with the hands and hearts of new volunteers. Friends and alumni of Summerbridge and Breakthrough programs are welcomed to give their time to any of SBAN’s programs.
The results are in and we hear you like our new look! We've been gathering feedback about the new website and e-news and we appreciate all the kudos, as it was a long but worthwhile project. But we can't do it without you. You post jobs in the SBAN Career Center, you connect with your fellow members, you upload your resume to your profile, you let us know about your achievements, and on and on. It is so gratifying to see so many current and former Summerbridge/Breakthrough students, teachers and directors taking advantage of the network you have helped create. Keep the momentum going by meeting a member in the news, browsing a big batch of new job openings, meeting your next star employees, learning about a member's next big step, and more below.
Members in the News
Breakthrough New York Executive Director Rhea Wong wrote a guest column in the New York Daily News! Rhea's column eloquently addressed the various factors that have led to disproportionally low numbers of black and Hispanic students in gifted and talented programs. Click Rhea's picture to the left to read on, and meet some more of our members below.
SBAN's partner organizations continue to post more and more opportunities to the SBAN Career Center every week. This week, we're featuring Uncommon Schools, a longtime SBAN partner whose mission is to start and manage outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Click the link to the left to browse the various openings in their Boston and New York offices, and view more new opportunities below!
Aaron Heyward (left) is a former Summerbridge San Francisco (UHS) teacher and volunteer with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College. While at Morehouse, Aaron was a part of the Pan-African Global Experience in Ghana, he was a member of the SGA, and was an Adams Scholar. He is currently an Urban Prep fellow at Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, Illinois. Find out more about Aaron by clicking his picture, and meet more applicants below.
SBAN's Partnership with IRT Produces Incredible Results for SBAN Member
The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) is one of SBAN's many valued partner programs, and we couldn't be happier to announce that with the help of IRT, former Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia teacher Chardenay Davis has been accepted to the master's program at Rice University with a full scholarship! "I'm beyond excited with the way things turned out," Chardenay says. "I remember being doubtful of which path I should take in the beginning (teach first, MA later or vice versa) but I couldn't be happier with my decision." IRT is truly an amazing program for educators and I will definitely seek them out when it's PhD time." Learn more about IRT by clicking on their logo, and meet some of SBAN's newest partner programs below.
How are we doing? What can we do to make your SBAN experience more impactful? Let us know by contacting us below. We can't wait to introduce you to more dynamic members, fruitful opportunities and amazing partner programs in the next SBAN newsletter!