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Chris Caculitan, ’13

You want to be in third grade all over again when you look around the classroom of Bonivi Caculitan Sanchez, ’07, MIT ’12, a teacher at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. Imagine a colorful and cozy room filled with children’s books, fun posters and activity stations, a “Star of the Week” contest and a playful rug up front that’s a world map with faces of youngsters circling it to make it easy to remember where you’re supposed to sit cross-legged for group chats. There’s even a big reminder sign on the wall that this is the class of 2023, the year these third graders will graduate from college. “It’s to help them understand they’re shooting for something,” says “Mrs. Bonivi,” the name she embraced after arriving at Gatzert in 2012. She’s so much in the groove here it’s tough to imagine she’s only in her second year as a teacher. Her third graders proudly call themselves “The Incredibles” and have a classroom poster from the computer-animated movie of the same name with its family of superheroes that saves the world. Bonivi’s playful and compelling approach builds team spirit, high aspirations and a love for learning among her students. Her brother Chris Caculitan, ’13, says that growing up in a lowincome family, he and Bonivi saw firsthand the challenges facing those who are underprivileged. “There were a lot of obstacles that could have gotten in my way, but I was lucky enough to have the support I did. That is what drove me to do the work I do,” he says. Chris is nearing the midway point of a 10-month AmeriCorps stint as coordinator of the Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program, which connects students at nearby Washington Middle School with Seattle University volunteers who help them navigate the rough spots of learning. As part of the daytime program, he recruits, trains and matches SU undergraduates with sixth graders in the Yesler Terrace area. “I know the culture and population there. I wanted to be where I’d be the most effective and give back to the school that helped get me to where I am today,” says Chris, himself a graduate of Washington Middle School.

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30 / Investing in Our Youth

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Winter magazine 2014