EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents (one Black, the other biracial, Black/White) who set out to create the community and gather the resources they needed (and still need) to meet the challenges they face raising children in a world where race matters.
Each fall at MIT, nearly 300 young female mathematicians in grade 11 or below compete in Advantage Testing Foundation’schallenging test of mathematical creativity and insight. The goal is to promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders.
The novel coronavirus pandemic set off a race for schools to launch remote learning efforts to keep children from falling behind. In “The Digital Divide and Remote Learning,” an episode of Harvard EdCast, Lecturer Uche Amaechi, EdD ‘16, illuminates the tension that arises for schools trying to find a balance in continuing education in equitable ways for all students.
CovEducation, an online platform created by students from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pairs college undergraduate and postgraduate student mentors with K–12 students affected by school closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
GENYOUth is awarding grants of up to $3,000 to support emergency school nutrition programs in response to the novel coronavirus crisis. The grants are intended for resources and equipment for meal distribution and delivery.