College Unbound student Melissa DaRosa was featured in today’s Providence Journal for her work with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, through which she organized a block ...
College Unbound has been thrilled to be a member campus of Imagining America for the past several years. Our organizations are intimately intertwined– IA Co-Director Tim Eatman has sat on College Unbound’s founding advisory board and Adam Bush was director of IA’s PAGE program and now sits on its National Advisory Board. But, beyond personnel, […]
I started grad school today. Five years ago, I didn’t think grad school was attainable. I was a college drop-out three times over. I was a low-income single mother. According to many four year colleges, I was just a screw-up who didn’t deserve a degree. The issue wasn’t my intelligence. In fact, I’d been turned […]
We’ve just posted the College Unbound 2014 Commencement Address to the CU website. Speaking to graduates, families, new CU recruits, and alums, the talk takes to task the notion of Innovation in higher education and tried to move the language to a need for more Improvisations. Distinguishing between those words was purposeful—innovation’s long been a […]
Check out the Back to School Celebration Event from Back to School of Rhode Island. Saturday, August 16th.
You don’t often hear about the challenges that Native Americans face when going through college. This young Native American woman sheds some light on a situation that many of us don’t realize exits. At CU, we’re working with the Native population, and hope to change this way of thinking! Read the article.
Students at Lehigh University are spending the summer spearheading their own innovative research projects- from building aquaponic farms to redesigning prosthetic hands. They are “combining elements that scholars of education have advocated for years — research, work experience and independent, long-form projects.” What’s equally amazing is that these students are not receiving credit for participating […]
We all have individual learning styles and preferences. There is no one way to learn!
What makes a person qualified- a particular number of credits, or the actual experience and ability that individuals posses? Consider this: our country’s service men and women are working in war zones outside of the country as surgical technicians. When they return home, however, they cannot take our country’s national surgical technology certification exam until […]
At CU, we emphasize the importance of workplace learning to build the necessary skills that employers demand. This article gives a great explanation of why this is so important- for both short term and long term success of individuals, as well as the entire economy. Read the article.
Looking for some Friday night fun? The Sankofa World Market will be held on Fridays, now through October 31st. 3-7pm on the corner of Dexter and Sprague. There will be food, music, art and goods from around the world. Visit on July 18th at 5pm for a spoken word performance sponsored by College Unbound! See […]