PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The classroom might be the last place most college students choose to spend during their summer. Not so for Angel Arrazola.
The rising junior at Brown University is working full-time this summer at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence as an AmeriCorps teaching fellow as part of Generation Teach, a national program that offers college students the opportunity to engage in intensive summer teaching experiences in underserved communities nationwide.
Arrazola, who is from Providence, was eager to take on the summer teaching role, to connect with young students in his home city and explore a possible career in education.
“I wanted to work with Providence students because I’ve been in their shoes,” said Arrazola, who is double-concentrating in computer science and education studies at Brown.
Through Generation Teach, which partners with public school districts like Providence, Boston Dallas and Denver, Arrazola is able to help advance free summer learning programs for local kids. Generation Teach keeps kids active and learning throughout the summer while also helping to build a more diverse pipeline of future teachers.