Have you seen A New Light in Harlem?

Do you know a young person who wants to be a leader in public service? Get access to world-class preparatory coursework and field experience without amassing piles of debt? Are you a scholar, educator, or community organizer looking to break down walls between the Academy and the surrounding community? Who knows that in order to find better answers to pressing questions of the 21st century, we need to hear more voices? Watch and learn more about the mission of the Colin Powell School—"A New Light in Harlem."

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From the Field: Simone Gordon Shares Her Experience as an Intern in the Distict of Columbia Public Schools

Working in the nation’s capital - one of the country’s most diverse and highly watched school districts - I have had the opportunity to learn and contribute to the work of managing an urban school district. Through the Urban Educators Leadership Initiative Program (UELIP) I have spent the last three months interning in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Central Office. It is great, as a future educator, to witness how reforms are made at the district level and then communicated and implemented at the school level.

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Powell Leadership Fellow Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Powell Leadership Fellow Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Leadership Fellow Humaira Hansrod, a native of native of Maurititus who moved to Queens as a young teenager, has won a Fulbright Scholarship for 2012–2013, which will enable her to examine support for women's economic empowerment in the Middle East country of Oman. Here she discusses her Fulbright project and its evolution.

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