Northwell / Shanti Bhavan Consultancy In collaboration with, and at the request of, the Shanti Bhavan Children's' Project, which runs a private boarding school for children who are part of the "untouchable" caste in Karnataka, Northwell Health was invited to contribute to a rural health initiative which would identify and meet the health care and public health needs of the 7-10 surrounding villages from which Shanti Bhavan draws its student population. As the only educator on the Northwell team, my role is two-fold: 1. to share best practices needed to support the academic and social-emotional development of students who have endured trauma (personal or relational) and 2. provide pedagogical support on how to advance emergent bilingual student's English literacy. CUNY-NYSIEB The CUNY-New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB) is a collaborative project of the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS) and the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education funded by the New York State Education Department. The primary focus of this project is to improve the educational outcomes for emergent bilinguals, more commonly referred to as English Language Learners. The project's is stance that for schools to be successful at meeting the needs of emergent bilingual students they must develop ecologies of bilingualism that build on the home language practices of their students. In line with this goal, students are referred to as emergent bilinguals to make their bilingualism central to how one understand the needs of this population of students. As a member of the CUNY-NYSIEB team my role is to support schools through professional development as well as further the project through data collection and analysis.
The CUNY PIPELINE PROGRAM The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation's universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research. As a Presidential MAGNET Fellow, I support undergraduate students who are accepted into the Pipeline program through mentorship and guidance throughout the application process as well as supporting their scholarship and academic development as they prepare to present at the Annual Pipeline Conference.