Yvette Selby: STEM-ing for Success

March 10, 2023

As a Black woman with over 30 years of experience as an engineer, nothing brings me more joy than watching my twins build their respective interests in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. To support my kids’ interests and academic development, I enrolled them in STEM-related Out-of-School Time (OST) programs at a young […]

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Zulma Barrera: What we need – A perspective from an immigrant parent

December 19, 2022

Zulma’s blog post was originally published by the D.C. Policy Center for their D.C. Voices publication. You can read the full article HERE. My daughter was in kindergarten when I first noticed she was struggling in school.      The work the teacher assigned was challenging for her, and her confidence level was low. When […]

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Yvette Selby: #MySummitStory

June 4, 2022

If you know me, you know when I have a chance to advocate for opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field – I’m there.  So, in 2017, when a friend of mine shared about an upcoming parent-led event (the 2017 PAVE Parent Policy Summit) that would include conversations about STEM programs, I […]

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Kat Zambon: We’re lucky and okay, but we still deserve better

March 1, 2021

My family is lucky because virtual learning is okay. But it’s just that: okay. My daughter likes her teacher and participates in class often. We have stable internet and her school provided her with an iPad. My daughter’s teacher also gave us a tote bag filled with supplies that we can dig through during class, […]

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