May 31st was quite a day for College Unbound. The excitement began with a convening-style brunch, where CU celebrated five years of opening doors for full-time working adults to pursue ...
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 party for Pawtucket residents. The event was organized in the wake of the tragic death of a ten-year-old girl and was well-received in the community. […]
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 […]
This young woman’s story is a good example of why the federal student loan system needs to be revised. Also included are specific ways the system could be improved. Read the article.
Check out the Wells Fargo/First Generation Films award-winning documentary, “Go College!” It follows four first generation college students, as they set out to become college graduates and rise out of poverty.