Building Bridges 2014-2015
Building Bridges is a group formed by students who want to make a the school better for the students and for the school as a whole. Our mission is to make the school a better place for not only us but for those coming after us. It’s important that we help reshape the reputation that this school has.
Visit to State House on April 29
Two members from the Building Bridges team attended a press conference on April 28th at the State House regarding poor school building conditions in the state of Rhode Island. The conference took place at the State House and was hosted by The Providence Student Union. The purpose of the conference was to inform our state officials of the extremely bad conditions that our school buildings are in. Students from Mount Pleasant, Mount Hope, Central, and a few others spoke their concerns at the press conference that afternoon alongside Woonsocket High School’s Kalasia Richer and Dennis Castillo. Students wore yellow hard hats to emphasize the need for the improvement of school’s infrastructure locally.
Two of our very own Novans, Kalasia Richer and Ana Arias, attended the yearly Diversity Dinner with Roger Williams University School of Law on Wednesday April 8th.The event was co-presented by RWU Law’s Multicultural Law Students Association, the Thurgood Marshall Law Society of RI and the RI Hispanic Bar Association. The event took place at the Providence Marriott where several lawyers, pre-law students, high school students, and law professors joined up for an evening of discussion, food, and information. ELO (Expanded Learning Opportunities) Program Assistant Liz Holohan accompanied Kalasia and Ana to the event that evening. The law dinner presented a great opportunity to ask questions about the law field and also clarify any misconceptions. During the dinner, law students, professors, pre-law students, and high school students had the chance to discuss current racial issues that have been occurring within our own country. Some of the topics discussed included the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the racial profiling that has slowly swept across the nation. The evening ended with a debate addressing such topics on racial tension and guests were exposed to different sets of views from members within our community.