Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Executive director and founder at Equality Charter School, Caitlin Franco is committed to helping children in the Bronx to thrive, both in and out of the classroom. Involved in numerous philanthropic organizations, Caitlin Franco was a big sister for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, creating a network of positive mentors for young girls who need guidance and support.
The Big Sister Association offers a number of events throughout the year, embodying the values so deeply rooted in their mission, from community and communication to empowerment and education. The annual gala, Big in Boston, brings together many of supporters and empowered young girls to have a fancy night to look back on a year of successes and discuss what the future will bring.
The annual Summer Soiree, held during the summer months, brings together young professionals and the next generation of philanthropists, to network with one another while raising money for local charities.
Events can sometimes discuss tough topics, including diversity, racial equality and abuse, giving young girls a chance to speak their mind in a safe and nurturing environment.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
This is D'stini signing off
Friday, September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Equality Charter School is having our first graduation in June 2018.
Senior Dujon is requesting that Dr. Tyson be our first graduation speaker.
Please check out our video below to see Dujon's request.
If you'd like to read more about Equality's news, check out the story here.
This is today's Equality posting by senior scholar D'stini Ward.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Caitlin Franco, executive director and founder at Equality Charter School in the Bronx, is always seeking new ways to improve academia and bridge parent and educator relations. In the past, Caitlin Franco was a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, devoted to improving language arts courses, the development of literacy, and the learning and teaching of English.
The National Council of Teachers of English has many ways to get involved, from social media campaigns and advocacy to classroom events and national read-ins. A well-loved annual event is the National African American Read-In, taking place during Black History month in February. Members of the community can host a read-in, bringing friends together to share a book, arranging public readings, and appreciating African American writers.
Each October, the council sponsors the National Day on Writing, asking teachers and students around the nation to discuss why they write, and what inspires them. This often includes celebrities and athletes, who speak up for literacy.
Advocacy with the NCTE brings teachers rights, school funding and the importance of literacy to the forefront, asking interested parties to write to their representatives or stakeholders to improve education in the United States.