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The Open Future Institute Staff, pictured here before our QUESTion Project class at Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics in the Bronx, NY! Director, Program Growth and Development: Isobel King Student Coordinator: Josh Mesnik

When Holland Travels to the Bronx to QUESTion Together.

On one of the last, chilly spring mornings in New York City, excited Dutch students waited, up and ready, to finally meet face-to-face with the Bronx native pen-pals they had been writing to.  Every year, journalism students from Windeshein University in Holland take a cultural enrichment trip to New York as part of an educational [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

An Exciting Civic Engagement Partnership.

A group of our QUESTion Ambassadors from 3 our of schools in the Bronx, have started  a joint campaign with the District Office,  as they realize their civic responsibility and agency in their communities. With the challenges that our country is facing, what better time that our youth become more active and vocal about the [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Internship, News|0 Comments

QUESTion Day Inspires All.

A few weeks ago, during a QUESTion Day assembly at one of our partner schools in the Bronx, a group of students stood on stage and spoke to an audience of 500 peers about their experience in the QUESTion Class. A Muslim girl with a long black dress and a bright pink scarf, a hip-hop girl with [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Reimagining Student Leadership in the Classroom

Students are leading the QUESTion Class! Over the course of this semester, more and more students are taking on greater responsibility in the classroom as teaching assistants. This role, however, is not new. During the QUESTion Project's first year at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics (BCSM), Open Future Institute staff and teacher Jamila [...]

By |December 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A Moment in the Subway

By Angelina Arias Student, Bronx High School for Law and Community Service Tom eagerly stepped through the doors of the train and sat in a nearby seat. The sudden wave of cold air cooled down his heated, light skin as he sighed in relief. The conductor announced the next stop and the doors closed. He [...]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

Open Future Institute Goes West to Partner with Alliance MIT

We have some big news: the Open Future Institute is expanding to California! In July we completed a very moving training with ten teachers from Alliance Marine – Innovation & Technology, a public charter school in the largest Charter Network in Los Angeles (27 schools and growing). It was a privilege to work with educators [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

QUESTion Class Alumni Engage Incoming Freshmen with the Hayden Summer Bridge Program

“Your team did a wonderful job of exposing our incoming freshmen to new ways of thinking about themselves, others and the world around them through the QUESTion workshops. We are excited to see how this new cohort grows intellectually, socially and emotionally through the coming years, and how they may continue to engage with the [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Student Ambassadors Bring the QUESTion Project to Amherst College

Passing along an early green of summer trees, we reviewed our presentation one last time. Amherst College had invited us to present the QUESTion Project to a group of alumni interested in the holistic, human side of education. Three ambassadors agreed to join two of my co-workers and I to present at Amherst College, and [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Woman

By Katery Castelan Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics There has never been anything more admiring. You are complex. The way you define yourself is more than what anyone else can bear Yet it shines right through you. You know what you are, you know what you hold. You are The woman you once [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments

Thoughts on Interconnectedness

By Levi Lamb Student, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics Isolation, such a commonly used word. But do I feel isolated? How can you not, lonely nights, tragic deaths. Constant reminders that this is your life. And you shape it the way you want. Yes, I feel isolated, even though there are many in my [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Student Blog|0 Comments