The QUESTion Project Welcomes Students – and Teachers – to their First Day of School

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Open Future Institute wants to share how excited we are to get this new year underway. In fact, it may have seemed that QUESTion Class teachers and Open Future Institute co-facilitators were more eager than [...]

QUESTion Project Expands to New School in Los Angeles.

August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The Question Project is back and making an even bigger presence in the Los Angeles area, expanding into the Alliance Bloomfield High School and training the new teachers coming into the Alliance Marine High School. [...]

QUESTion Class Connects Students from Both Sides of the Country.

July 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Two classrooms on two different oceans, sharing one computer screen. This semester, high school students taking the QUESTion Project in LA and NYC traded stories, asked big questions, and exchanged popular lingo from their cities in [...]

When Holland Travels to the Bronx to QUESTion Together.

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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, [...]

An Exciting Civic Engagement Partnership.

May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

QUESTion Day Inspires All.

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Reimagining Student Leadership in the Classroom

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Open Future Institute Goes West to Partner with Alliance MIT

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

“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 [...]

Student Ambassadors Bring the QUESTion Project to Amherst College

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

A day in the Question Class in the South Bronx

April 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Students began class by organizing their chairs into a circle. When everyone got quiet, the teacher silently stepped into the spotlight, placed an envelope on the floor, and then walked away. In the silence that [...]

What happens when the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics’ Pink Ladies meet with BCSMen to discuss big life questions?

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The answer: incredible communication. “How do boys feel about girls’ insecurities?” “Why do guys not show sensitivity?” “Why don’t you tell me what the problem is instead of ignoring me?” “What does it mean to [...]

First QUESTion Day at TAPCo reaches 700

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Magic happens when 700 high school and middle school students come together to explore life’s biggest questions! And, the magic yields power when our biggest questions are part of a larger conversation. We were thrilled [...]

Three Schools in Fall 2016!

October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

The most exciting chapter in the QUESTion Project story has begun. As the fall 2016 semester kicks off, the QUESTion Class is running in three different public high schools in the South Bronx with over 330 [...]

QUESTion Community Labs Grow and Spark Dialogue

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

As part of our summer internship program, our high school QUESTion Ambassadors facilitated two QUESTion Community Labs with several dozen students from the Boys' Club of New York (ISP Summer Prep Program) and the Central [...]

To Reach a Younger Audience… QUESTion Goes to Elementary School!

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

We recently reached our youngest group of QUESTioners, ever! And what we found couldn't be more eye-opening. When we were first asked to engage a room full of seventy 5th graders at Bronx Charter School for Better Learning, [...]

Student Ambassadors Lead Inspiring Workshop At Global Kids

May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Five of our star QUESTion Student Ambassadors came together last week to facilitate a 3-hour workshop for their peers at Global Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides global education and leadership development programs for NYC-based youth. This was one [...]

Student Ambassadors Take QUESTion Out of the Classroom

March 21st, 2016|0 Comments

As our QUESTion alumni family grows, so do our program offerings. We've launched our first-ever afterschool QUESTion Ambassador Program for students who have taken the Course and wish to stay involved. Their voices are reaching beyond the classroom as [...]

Model High School In Its Second Year

March 21st, 2016|0 Comments

A new semester is underway at our model school, Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics. Now in our second year of partnership, a team of newly trained BCSM teachers have become QUESTion Facilitators and stand [...]

The QUESTion Project: We Are Busy this Summer!

July 17th, 2015|0 Comments

At Open Future Institute Headquarters, we have an international hive this Summer...from India to Egypt, to the Bronx....we are so happy to have with us 13 interns, in addition to our staff.  Srikanth who is [...]

Bronx Center of Science and Math: An Inspiring Story

June 26th, 2015|0 Comments

We successfully concluded our first year at the Bronx Center of Science and Math this past June.  We ran three daily elective classes, and the impact on the students, as we can see from our [...]

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

May 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Gerard Senehi, Founder of Open Future Institute, was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor last week. NECO, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, sponsors the award, which is presented annually to American citizens who have [...]

TEDx Talk: Why Big Questions Matter

March 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Our Student Coordinator, Josh, just returned from giving a TED Talk at the TEDxFSU conference at Florida State University. In his talk he spoke about why big questions matter in education, and how his own explorations into big [...]

Welcome OFI Netherlands: Our Newest Chapter

January 17th, 2015|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce our first international chapter in the Netherlands! Led by our dear friends Florence Fabbricotti and Chris Hollanders with an Advisory Board of three (Susanne de Neeve, Bas de Jong and [...]