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Providence Summerbridge Year in Review, 2009-2010


Providence Summerbridge has a dual mission: to create a pathway to college for low-income, academically motivated middle school students in Providence Public Schools, and to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

216 Hope Street Providence, RI 02906 (401) 528-2127 http://www.wheelerschool.org/providencesummerbridge


"Summerbridge was a place where I could break out of my shell and begin exploring opportunities outside of my elementary school bubble. The academics were great, but the sense of community, family, and spirit really changed the type of person I was developing into." -Bosung Kim Summerbridge Graduate ‘99 Summerbridge Teacher ‘01, ‘02 Senior Consultant Marketing and Planning Systems, Boston MA


8th Grade Class of 2010 Student Name Olatunbosun Abujade Babatunde Akinkuowo Timothy Brelsford Israel Colon Clifford Cosek Troy Gonsalves Jeremy Gonzalez Jaijuan Grant Isabel Gutierrez German Guzman Josenia Henriquez Elliannah Jimenez Mya Kemp Robert Logan Blake Lopes Darny Mao Brandon Morales Stephanie Navas Maria Ogundolani Kehinde Oladosu Taiwo Oladosu Toluwalase Onigbanjo Abdul-Lateef Orulebaja Ondina Perdomo Amber Pettaway Eddriz Pimentel Kevin Quiroa Cristian Rivera Jamilex Rodriguez Africa Smith Yocelin Smith Rainha Soares Christcyra Sok Jayda Strother Allen Tat Thomas Vadis Maija Whelan Bryan Zapata

High School Enrollment Classical High School Classical High School Classical High School E-Cubed Academy LaSalle Academy LaSalle Academy Alvarez High School The Met School Classical High School Classical High School Paul Cuffee High School Bay View Academy Classical High School Classical High School Classical High School Classical High School Classical High School Central High School Mt. Pleasant High School E-Cubed Academy E-Cubed Academy out of state Classical High School Classical High School Cooley High School St. Raphael Academy Classical High School E-Cubed Academy E-Cubed Academy Paul Cuffee High School Classical High School St. Raphael Academy Central High School Times Squared Academy Classical High School Hope High School Lincoln School Hope High School

39% Classical HS 37% open enrollment public schools 13% parochial schools 8% public charter schools 3% independent schools


Quick Facts about our students 85 7th and 8th grade students participated in our programs 375 hours of academic enrichment and leadership development programming were provided to students beyond the school day 8th grade students Jamilex Rodriguez and Kehinde Oladosu prepare for their English class where they are reading William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

93% average daily attendance during the Summer Program 81% average daily attendance during the School Year Program 84% of the 6th grade students that started the program in 2008 completed the twoyear program in 2010* * 3 students withdrew from the program, 2 students moved, and 2 students were dismissed from the program.

Teacher Patrick Catalano waves goodbye to students as they leave on the bus.

Student Demographics 53% female 47% male 46% 37% 8% 5% 4% 1%

Latino African/African American Asian/Asian American Multiracial White Native American

86% eligible for free or reduced lunch SB graduate-turned-SB teacher Christian Durango celebrates the end of the Summer Program with 8th grade students Cristian Rivera and Brandon Morales.

76% first generation in family to attend a 4 year college


High School Class of 2010 Summerbridge Class of 2006 Student Name Kevin Aramboles Eric Ramirez Jasmine Roca Kenny Adefiyiju Taiwo Adefiyiju Pauline Adhiambo Irvin Adu-Gyamfi Mahalia Bergeron Wilkenson Clear Kevin Cordoba- Llanos Shannybel Garcia Stephanie Guzman Ryan Irons Amelia Kah Calvin Lima Carleen Lopez Kelly Lopez Songvath Nay Monephia Nembhard Ravina Perry Andy Portuhondo Ashley Robideau Monica Vadis Stephanie Vaye Maritza Cadet Jorge Chacon Liane Conceicao Rebecca Cruz Christian Durango Maritza Gomez Cortney Harris-Huguley Ben Jayne

College Enrollment Community College of Rhode Island Community College of Rhode Island Community College of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island Providence College Union College Northeastern University Salve Regina University University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island University of New Haven-Semesters Rhode Island College Rhode Island College University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island Rhode Island College University of Rhode Island Rhode Island College University of Rhode Island Northeastern University Providence College Rhode Island College Community College of Rhode Island unknown Brown University University of Rochester University of Rhode Island working full-time

100% of 2006 Summerbridge graduates graduated from high school in 2010. 94% are enrolled in college.


“The spirit of Summerbridge is very infectious. During the first two weeks I was burnt out from all my yearend work at Classical. My energy and enthusiasm levels were low. However, the staff meetings, the cheers at the All Summerbridge Meetings, and teachers and students soon sucked me in. Everyone who participates in it learns something. I feel I am a better teacher from participating in Summerbridge and I thank you for this opportunity.” - Barbara Creati Summerbridge Mentor Teacher ’09 Teacher, Classical High School

Members of the SB Class of 2006 at Classical High School.


Summerbridge Faculty and Staff 2009-2010 Teachers & Tutors Irvin Adu-Gyamfi, Wheeler School (A) Ali Ajmiri, Wheeler School Marilyn Akinrilola, Hope High School Gerina Auguste, Guilford College Peregrine Badger, Classical High School Dan Beckman, Brown University Daisy Bodman, Wheeler School Marithza Cadet, Classical High School (A) Monica Carvalho, Brown University Mackenzie Cater, Wheeler School Zachary Chapman, Wheeler School Jen Chaquette, Wheeler School Tom Chen, Brown University Nick Codola, Wheeler School Rachel Cohn, Brown University Dominique Dawson, The Met Valencia DeSantos, Wheeler School Christian Durango, Times2 Academy (A) Zoe Foulkes, Wheeler School Caroline Frishman, Wheeler School Nahlone Gbaye, CCRI (A) Cybele Greenberg, Wheeler School Alex Grieb, Brown University Britta Han, Brown University Katy Hegarty, Wheeler School Jeff Hill, Barrington High School Meg Hughes, Wheeler School Amelia Kah, St. Raphael Academy (A) Genetta Kah, Wheeler School Hannah LeBlanc, Brown University David Liu, Wheeler School Tavish Lopez, Brown University Catherine McConnell, Brandeis University Kaan Or, Hope High School Blair Perry, Brown University Charlotte Platt, Wheeler School Christian Quinonez, The Met Vannessa Ramirez, Hope High School Will Rennie, Georgetown University Nicky Robbins, Brown University

Ashley Robideau, Classical High School (A) Ari Rubenstein, Brown University Zachary Rubins, Wheeler School Rachel Sanders, Brown University Bianca Santana-Figueroa, Brown University Sam Schultz, Bryant University Jason St. John, Brown University Alvera Stridel, Classical High School Sarika Subramaniam, Wheeler School Jiawen Tang, Wheeler School Sol Taubin, Wheeler School Robin Ulep, Brown University Stephany Vasquez, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (A) Stephanie Vaye, Classical High School (A) Corbin Warner, Brown University Chanae Wilson, Hope High School Corey Winchester, Northwestern University Doris Xu, Wheeler School Susan Yue, Brown University Nadila Yusuf, Wheaton College Rachel Zurier, Classical High School Mentor Teachers Barbara Creati, Classical High School Megan Kawatachi, Wheeler School Sandra Lewis, Classical High School Linda Lubranski, Paul Cuffee School Jamie Mills, Dutemple Elementary School Office Staff Matthew Garza, Brown University Cathleen Williams, Wheeler School Stephanie Guzman, Providence Country Day School (A) Thank you to our numerous volunteers who provided tireless hours of service to SB! (A) = SB Student Alumni


Quick Facts about our teachers 61 high school and college students participated in our programs 350 hours of training, observation, and professional development were provided to teachers throughout the year Teacher Christian Quinonez spends time with students.

25% previously taught at SB and returned to teach again 15% graduated from SB and returned to teach or work in the office Teacher Demographics 66% female 34% male

Who ya gonna call?! ARTS CLUSTER!

49% 20% 16% 10% 5%

White African/African American Asian/Asian American Latino Multiracial

59% high school students 41% college students

Teacher Rachel Cohn shares school supplies with her advisees.


Snapshots of SB teacher alumni Simon Moore SB Teacher ‘00 SB Dean of Students ‘01, ‘02 Executive Director, College Visions Providence, RI

Vichara Santos Silva SB Graduate ‘99 SB Teacher ‘02, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Teacher, Little Wound High School Kyle, SD

Eugenia Albina SB Teacher ‘02 4th grade teacher, Holmes Elementary School Oak Park, IL

Kristin Economo SB Teacher ‘06, ‘07 Program Director, Breakthrough Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM

Corey Winchester SB Teacher ‘08, ‘09 Humanities Teacher, Evanston Township HS Evanston, IL


Keith Catone SB Teacher ‘97 Project Director, Youth 4 Change Providence, RI

Maribel Hernandez-Drost SB Graduate ‘99 SB Teacher ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘06 Teacher, Baltimore Public Schools Baltimore, MD

Dacia Read SB Teacher ‘02, ‘04, ‘05 Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Providence Summerbridge Providence, RI

Andy Malone SB Teacher ‘06, ‘07 Program Director, Teach for America Oxford, MS

Rachel Cohn SB Teacher ‘09, ‘10 MAT Candidate, Brown University Providence, RI


“Career-wise, SB is one of the best things to put on your resume. Leadership skills, team skills—those things all look great. But beyond the paper part of it, the fun and the energy you get from Summerbridge can’t be found anywhere. Plus, any other job you get today will require team collaboration, and Summerbridge prepares you for that. - Maribel Hernandez-Drost Summerbridge Graduate ‘99 Summerbridge Teacher ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘06 Teacher, Baltimore Public Schools


Full Circle

“The time I have spent attending and working with Providence Summerbridge has been one of the greatest Ashley Robideau experiences of my life. I have been a Summerbridge graduate ‘06 part of the program for a total of six Summerbridge teacher ‘09 years, graduating as a student in the spring of 2006. I was also a volunteer for the program in 2007 and came back to teach for the summer of 2009. Being a student in Providence Summerbridge definitely had its advantages because it helped me to gain more friendships and to realize more about myself in the process. During my first year at Summerbridge I was very quiet and shy but as the program carried on, the welcoming spirit and enthusiasm of the teachers and program directors brought me out of my shell and helped me to become the more outspoken leader I am today. Providence Summerbridge also helped me to express myself in different ways but most of all creatively. Through various Buggin’ Out Time workshops and events such as Arts and Exploration Day, I learned how to show how I feel in certain situations. These artistic days also helped me to realize how much I want to work to become a journalist in college, while also showing me how much hard work I should put into my dreams to have them come true. Coming back in the summer of 2009 as a teacher was one of the most inspiring and rewarding decisions that I have ever made. Making so many connections with my students and the rest of the Providence Summerbridge community has continued my enthusiasm and support for ‘students teaching students.’ It was a busy summer which taught me how to be more responsible and hard-working, but even though it was a lot of work, everything I had to complete and work for was definitely worth it because it was all for the kids.“


Thank you to our donors July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010 $25,000 + Carter Family Charitable Trust TriMix Foundation $10,000 + Cox Communications Fish Family Foundation Mr. Lawrence Fish Mr. and Mrs. John J. McConnell, Jr. Partnership Foundation Rhode Island Foundation The Wheeler School Parents Association $5,000 + Anonymous (3) Bank Rhode Island Billy Andrade - Brad Faxon Charities for Children The John Clarke Trust Enable Hope Foundation Entelco Foundation Geoffrey Lewis & Carol Nulman Mark Pelson & Katherine Harrison Pelson Providence Shelter for Colored Children June Rockwell Levy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sorensen David Ward & Abby Stranahan Textron Inc. $2,500 + Anonymous Alice I. Sullivan Charitable Foundation Groov-Pin Corporation Haffenreffer Family Fund

$2,500 + cont’d Ms. Catherine Hibbitt Susan & David Hibbitt Scot Jones & Jacky Beshar Schwab Charitable Fund $1,000 + Alperin/Hirsch Family Foundation Breakthrough Collaborative Brunonian Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi Episcopal Charities Fund of Rhode Island Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Evangelista Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Evangelista, Sr. Frederick C. Tanner Memorial Fund, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Goldman Mrs. Carol J. Grant & Mr. Charles S. Otto Mrs. & Mr. Hope A. Hirsch Dan & Joanna Miller Murray Family Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth W. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Schweich United Way of Rhode Island $500 + Dr. & Mrs. Jacques Bonnet-Eymard Mr. & Mrs. Murray S. Danforth III Mr. Jorge Elorza Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. Joseph R. Miller & Ms. Maria Goncalves Mr. & Mrs. Douglas G. Mancosh Miss Megan E. Pelson Mr. & Mrs. William C. Prescott, Jr. Ms. Diane B. Rennie Dulari Tahbildar & Keith Catone Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Tate Up to $499 Dr. & Mrs. William Braden Ms. Joan Countryman Jenn and Tim David-Lang


Up to $499 cont’d Michele and Rob Diaz Dr. Robert and Diane Ducoff Gary and Rosanne Esposito Jody Fazzano Heidi & Mark Harris Matthew A. Lopes Ms. Hannelore B. Rodriguez Farrar Ms. Catherine Sanford & Mr. Eric Bonnet-Eymard Lt. Col. Mathies J. Santos Ms. Anne Wolff Page Ms. Francisca Adon Mr. Shereef Ahmed Ellen & Jeffery Alexander Mr. & Mrs. William J. Allen Reverend David A. Ames & Dr. Carol Landau Linda Atamian & Brian O'Connor Mrs. Julie C. Baldwin Bank of America United Way Campaign Suzy Williams and Robert Brown Barbara & Anthony Cervone Mrs. & Mr. Lincoln D. Chafee Ms. Gina J. Chang Edward & Audrey Clifton Ms. Naomi Cohn Elizabeth G. Cook Mr. Daniel P. Corley & Ms. Elizabeth M. Beach Ms. Marcie Cummings & Mr. Clarkson A. Collins Fred & Kate Dabney Johnny DaCruz Dr. Janet David Mr. Edward P. Davis Ms. Paula M. Davy Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeBlois Ms. Anna DiStefano Mr. and Mrs. Jon M. Donahue Ms. Grace D. Ebong Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Ewens Betty Finn and Tom Getz Patricia Fleury Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Francis Mr. David Michel & Ms. Milisa Galazzi Ms. Erika Gasser

Mr. Thomas D. Getz & Ms. Margaret Finn Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Gillett, Jr. Mr. Robin P. Glancy Mrs. Patricia A. Glendinning Mr. Michael Goldstein Andrew W. Hall Mr. Philip Hilbert Hall Ms. Ducha Hang Mr. Ron Hardy Claire E. Harrison Evan M. Harrison Mr. Marc R. Harrison Mr. James Huguley Mr. Howard Josephson Lindsay Kahn Ms. Megan Kawatachi Mrs. Miriam G. Kenney Dr. & Mrs. Brian Kiley Mr. & Mrs. Heemong Kim Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Kimmel Ms. Sally E. Lapides Mr. & Mrs. John F. McCoy Ms. Mindy Weber & Mr. Roger L. McRoberts Ms. Roanne Mejilla Michel Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Andrew S. Miller Ms. Catherine P. Mitchell Ms. Stephanie K. Ogidan Preston Ms. Adeola Oredola Ms. Dacia A. Read Mr. Roxburgh Rennie Ms. Deborah Steinberg & Ms. Ann Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Chivy Sun Dr. & Mrs. Umesh Tahbildar Ms. Bailey C. Thaxton Mr. & Mrs. William T. Tumber, Jr. Ms. Suzanne Williams Mr. John G. Wolf Gift-in-Kind Donors Caserta Pizza Cox Communications If you notice an error, please contact Dulari Tahbildar at 401-528-2127 or dularitahbildar@wheelerschool.org.


Revenue & Expenses July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010 Revenue Foundations

$

167,264

Individuals

$

47,747

Corporations

$

22,500

Associations/Other

$

11,980

TOTAL

$

249,491

Salaries & youth stipends

$

173,386

Student Activities & Special Events

$

8,518

Curricula & Classroom Supplies

$

2,754

Recruitment, Training, & Professional Development

$

4,592

Facilities Rental & Summer Homestays

$

2,376

Office Supplies & Equipment

$

5,471

Fundraising & Public Relations

$

1,886

Membership Dues

$

6,070

Payroll Taxes

$

13,264

TOTAL

$

218,316

Expenses

“Working at Summerbridge really did change my life, and I still feel an extremely strong connection to it. Everything from the spirit, the kindness, the respect, to the focus on academics, the sense of community, and the high behavioral expectations inspires me to make my classroom a better place every day. I think without having taught at SB I would have very little positivity to model my classroom on. Summerbridge showed me what is possible.” - Marina Byrne-Folan Summerbridge Teacher ‘07, ‘08 High School Mathematics Teacher (TFA) Overbrook High School, Philadelphia PA


Board of Advisors Bill Allen Adjunct Asst. Professor of Public Policy Brown University Barbara Cervone Executive Director What Kids Can Do Joan Countryman Former Head of School The Lincoln School

Andrew S. Miller ASM Wealth Management Dan Miller Head of School The Wheeler School Stephanie Ogidan Preston MBA Leadership Development Program Stop and Shop Katherine H. Pelson

Kris David Milisa (Misa) Galazzi Director, Brewster Day Camp CFO, The Family Schools, Inc. Maria Goncalves Attorney Miller and Caine, LLP Carol Grant Senior Vice President, External Affairs First Wind Mark Harris Director, Aerie Program The Wheeler School

William Prescott Former Head of School The Wheeler School Kathryn Robinson (Chair) Former Director Breakthrough Manchester Cathy Sanford Director of Programs Highlander-Dunn Institute for Learning Differences Michele Sczerbinski Diaz Director of Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving The Wheeler School

Catherine Hibbitt Science Teacher The Lincoln School

Staff Dulari Tahbildar, Executive Director Natalie Solomon, Program Director for Teacher Education Christina Turner, Program Director for Student & Family Programs


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