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College Unbound

CU is a non-profit educational institution in Providence, RI. Pursue your passion, earn your degree. Full-time work, full-time school. It can be done!

Apply Today: bit.ly/apply-to-cu CU is a re-vamp of the traditional college structure. We provide adults with a path to earn a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university while working full time. CU fully integrates the adult’s job responsibilities with their college requirements. Each individual student has a unique course of study based on his or her skills, interests, and work responsibiliti

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Photos from College Unbound's post 12/16/2022

[Student Shoutout] CU was stylishly represented by our one and only Nathaly Fernandez at last week’s New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) conference. As both a student and member of our team, Nathaly advocates for CU’s unique model geared towards adults returning to college.

12/15/2022

Want a jump start on the holidays and new year? Join our time-management workshop today at 5 P.M. EST to learn some tips and tricks on balancing work, school and family fun. Join on Zoom: bit.ly/3FVtfPR

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College Unbound offers a pathway that changes lives 12/13/2022

Thank you Providence Business News for selecting CU as a recipient for the DEI Award in Higher Education and highlighting our work. Read more about our approach here: https://pbn.com/college-unbound-offers-a-pathway-that-changes-lives/

College Unbound offers a pathway that changes lives PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Higher Education: College Unbound College Unbound is working to reinvent the college experience for underserved adult learners, many of whom have previously faced barriers to completing a bachelor’s degree. A core part of the Providence-based education ...

Photos from College Unbound's post 12/07/2022

With equity at the root of our growth, CU deeply appreciates Providence Business News for recognizing our commitment to purposeful space that empowers our incredible CU family.

Pandemic redefined how Providence Community Libraries serve the public 12/05/2022

Thank you Cheryl Space of Community Libraries of Providence for the shout-out! Our partnership with Community Libraries of Providence and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is bringing free, college credit-bearing classes to the community via their local libraries.

https://thepublicsradio.org/episode/pandemic-redefined-how-providence-community-libraries-serve-the-public

Pandemic redefined how Providence Community Libraries serve the public Libraries play a crucial role in providing books, educational opportunities, and essential resources to the public. But when the pandemic hit, libraries had to redefine how they serve their communities. Morning host Luis Hernandez recently spoke about the evolving role of libraries with Cheryl Space...

12/05/2022

You're invited to join our Town Hall meeting happening today from 5-5:30 P.M. EST. These recurring discussions offer a space for our CommUnity to share personal/professional updates and other interests. Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/CU-TownHall.

Photos from College Unbound's post 11/23/2022

An incredible night hosted by Caritas Smile! Our CU family was out in full force with Sokeo Ros, Nathaly Fernandez, and Dennis Littky being honored for their contributions - Doc even auctioned off a light up pair of kicks for the benefit.

Photos from College Unbound's post 11/22/2022

Thank you to everyone who joined in celebration of our Indigenous CommUnity. Our Resilience Social offered a space to learn, laugh, build connections, and acknowledge members of our CU family whose own heritage is so deeply tied to the land.

Student Shout Out to "Big 10" awardees, Wayne Everett and Stead Fast.

11/21/2022

Calling all CU Alumni! Lend your voice to our virtual Alumni Committee Meeting and help us find more ways to engage and support CU Alumni.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81306402445

Photos from College Unbound's post 11/18/2022

Join our Resilience Social event happening now on Facebook Live.

11/18/2022

Join our Resilience Social event to celebrate the culture and community of our Indigenous CommUnity. Tonight, from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Met High School.

11/17/2022

[Student Shoutout] to Vera Epps of CU Philly. Vera spoke about the essentials of healthy, nutritious living during a girl's empowerment event held in collaboration with Do This For You. Empower Yourself Services.

11/14/2022

Thank you Lumina Foundation for resharing CU Provost and President-elect Adam Bush's recent essay in the New England Board of Higher Education Journal.

Read the full piece to learn how CU's innovative approach--which centers the needs of adult learners--can help other colleges across the country: https://www.luminafoundation.org/newsletter/nov-14-2022/

The POWER of STORYTELLING in Education | Carlon Howard | Ep#18 11/09/2022

CU's Carlon Howard recently spoke on Dr. Jae's Office Hours (Jae Williams) about his career in education, the importance of story-telling, Equity Institute, and the student who changed his life.

Watch the full interview.

The POWER of STORYTELLING in Education | Carlon Howard | Ep#18 In this episode, I spoke with educator, co-founder, and chief impact officer of the Equity Institute, Carlon Howard. We spoke about his journey into a career...

11/08/2022

It's Election Day! YOU can advocate for yourself and your community today by casting your vote in the midterm elections. Click here to find your polling place, plus more info on how to vote: https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/

11/08/2022

Join us on Friday, November 18 for our Resilience Social to celebrate the culture and community of our Indigenous communities.

Be sure to RSVP to receive free tickets for you and your guests: https://bit.ly/3ftkguE

11/07/2022

You're invited to join our Town Hall meeting happening today from 5-5:30 P.M. EST. These recurring discussions offer a space for the CU CommUnity to share personal/professional updates and other interests. Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/CU-TownHall

Philadelphia injects $1.7 million into program training paraprofessionals to be teachers 11/04/2022

A shortage of educators--and especially educators of color--has become one of our nation's most pressing issues. Read more about how we're working with the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers to help solve the problem in one of the largest cities in America.

Philadelphia injects $1.7 million into program training paraprofessionals to be teachers At a Monday event highlighting Pennsylvania’s teacher shortage, Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington announced a $1.7 million funding increase for a program that trains paraprofessionals to be teachers.

11/03/2022

CommUnity Spotlight: CU Lab Faculty Larome Myrick was just featured in Rhode Island Monthly for his inspiring work transforming Rhode Island's juvenile justice system. Thank you Larome for your advocacy, passion, and dedication!

Reaching the 39 Million: Rethinking What It Means to Be a College for Adults | New England Board of Higher Education 11/02/2022

How can we reach the 39 million adults in America with some college experience, but no degree--and how should we be rethinking higher education to meet their needs?

CU Provost and Co-Founder Adam Bush has some ideas in this thought-provoking essay in the New England Board of Higher Education Journal: https://nebhe.org/journal/reaching-the-39-million-rethinking-what-it-means-to-be-a-college-for-adults/

Reaching the 39 Million: Rethinking What It Means to Be a College for Adults | New England Board of Higher Education We all received the “good” news recently that students are gradually returning to college, slowing the loss of 1 million students in postsecondary classrooms over the past two years to... Read more »

10/29/2022

We hope you've been getting in the Halloween spirit as much as CU's own Doc, Jose, and Chris did at last Wednesday's cohort night!

A Halloween Message from President Littky 10/28/2022

ICYMI: President Littky has a special Halloween message for you as we complete the first week back from Fall Break. Happy (almost) Halloween!

A Halloween Message from President Littky College Unbound President Dennis Littky delivers a special Halloween message to students, as CU returns from Fall Break.

10/28/2022

["Big 10" Nomination Alert] As a part of our Resilience Social event to celebrate the culture and community of Rhode Island's Indigenous Peoples, we will be honoring members of our Indigenous CU Family who epitomize Big 10: Resilience. For more info and to nominate, follow the link: https://bit.ly/3U2FQoG

10/26/2022

Please join us in welcoming our new La Familia Coordinator and recent CU grad, Shannon Massaroco, to the CU team! Shannon comes to us with an incredible wealth of knowledge ranging from project management to navigating federal funding and grants.

The La Familia Coordinator is responsible for the integration and support of family life into the CU experience for our students, and ensuring student-parents are heard, supported, and celebrated throughout their journey here at CU.

10/25/2022

TA2BA graduate, Lucero Ceballos, uses her culture to connect with her Latinx students and inspire the next generation of learners.

Connect with us to learn more about how TA2BA is changing the face of education: https://bit.ly/3MZBpbI

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Photos from College Unbound's post 10/22/2022

Pics and video from Wednesday night's special CU faculty and staff dinner at Adam's!

We hope ALL students and faculty have been enjoying your Fall Break -- C U soon...

2022 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Summit and Awards Program 10/21/2022

Thank you Providence Business News for recognizing our commitment to cultivating space that empowers our incredible staff. Diversity, equity, and inclusion guide our mission to provide learners with an accessible education fueled by their own passions.

2022 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Summit and Awards Program Winners announced!

Photos from College Unbound's post 10/20/2022

A group of our amazing alums had a great time at The Woman King last weekend. All CU alumni are invited to join our College Unbound Alumni FB group so you don't miss out on upcoming CommUnity gatherings like this!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/924867895102794

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Photos from College Unbound's post 10/19/2022

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Celebración de Hispanos Unidos. We sang, danced, listened to powerful words from our speakers — we most certainly ate — and more importantly, we brought people together to honor their culture.

Student Shout Out to “Big 10” awardees, Jessica Thigpen and Ramonita Cuba Almonte.

Councilwoman At-Large Tatiana Baena, Evelyn Guillen, Juan M Pichardo, Joshua Gorra, Henry Remolina, Jessica Thigpen, Ramonita Cuba, Alberto Martinez, Quisqueya Enaccion, The Met High School, Providence and Newport, RI, LaMega94.9 FM, Deejay Flahko, Lady of Providence

Committed to learner-centered opportunities for young students 10/18/2022

"People say, ‘College isn’t for everybody’ – which I understand. But the real statement should be, ‘College, as we know it, is not for everybody,' " says CU President and Co-Founder Dennis Littky in WorkingNation.

Read the full article for more on Big Picture Learning & CU's fascinating origin story: https://workingnation.com/committed-to-learner-centered-opportunities-for-young-students/

Committed to learner-centered opportunities for young students Big Picture Learning’s mission is to provide equitable learning inside and outside the classroom.

Photos from College Unbound's post 10/14/2022

Join our Hispanos Unidos celebration happening now on Facebook Live - College Unbound

The Met High School, Providence and Newport, RI LaMega94.9 FM Deejay Flahko Quisqueya En Accion Flawless Real Talk

10/14/2022

[Last Call to RSVP] Our Hispanos Unidos celebration is happening tonight! RSVP now to hear from our guest speakers, enjoy a special performance, and spend time with your CommUnity.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/427423032797
The Met High School, Providence and Newport, RI LaMega94.9 FM
Deejay Flahko Quisqueya En Accion Flawless Real Talk

'Rhode Island's public education system is in crisis,' says local policy nonprofit 10/14/2022

As K-12 schools continue to grow in diversity, our TA2BA pathway with Equity Institute is an essential component to solving nationwide teacher shortages while providing our young learners with educators from their communities.

Apply Today: https://bit.ly/apply-to-cu

https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/education/2022/10/13/ripec-report-says-rhode-island-schools-crisis/10479000002/

The Providence Journal

'Rhode Island's public education system is in crisis,' says local policy nonprofit "Rhode Island's public education system is in crisis," says local policy nonprofit.

Photos from College Unbound's post 10/12/2022

iCelebremos! Free tickets to our Hispanos Unidos celebration event are almost out, RSVP now to save a spot for you and your guest(s).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/427423032797

The Met High School, Providence and Newport, RI, LaMega94.9 FM

Photos from College Unbound's post 10/11/2022

Student Shout Out to Ramonita Cuba Almonte, host of Delicately Loved Women's Support Group. Ramonita hosts an event focused on understanding domestic violence and seeking help and support. Meetings are held every first Saturday of the month, see the flyer below for more information.

10/10/2022

We recognize today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day to pay respect to our past, present, and future. When CU gathers, we want to continue to be in dialogue about what it means to live, learn, and work together in solidarity, and how to uplift the history and honor our Indigenous CommUnity.

10/07/2022

Student Shout Out to Rahsaan Gomes-McCreary and Diana Furtado as they guide cosmetology students in another open Providence Career and Technical Academy Salon this Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Check out some of the revitalizing services offered and be sure to book an appointment in advance:https://www.providenceschools.org/cms/lib/RI01900003/Centricity/Domain/728/PCTA%20Salon%20Services.pdf Providence Public Schools

Providence Career and Technical Academy PCTA HS is a premier technical high schools, providing students with both a high-quality academic education and state-of-the-art technical training.

Regino’s coquito family recipe popular among R.I. bars, restaurants, liquor stores 10/06/2022

Student Shout Out to Victor Regino, co-owner of Papi’s Coquito in Pawtucket, RI. Providence Business News highlights Victor's journey from honoring his grandmother to launching a successful small business.

Regino’s coquito family recipe popular among R.I. bars, restaurants, liquor stores Though a popular beverage in Puerto Rico, coquito, a coconut-rum liquor, is only sold by four brands throughout the U.S., and by just two in Rhode Island. Within the state, one of these brands is the international liquor giant Bacardi Ltd., and the other is the small, Pawtucket-based business Papis....

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