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  • Summit Success

    The first Latino Education Summit: Silicon Valley started a conversation about the challenges, opportunities, and promises of the educational pipeline for Latino children, parents, and the working poor.

  • Finding Her Voice: Stephanie Molina

    Stephanie didn’t like to speak up in class. She's a bright kid who does well in school, but she typically preferred to keep to herself in her early years at Washington Elementary. So it was a surprise when she spoke up one day and said she intended to go to Santa Clara and become an engineer.

  • Serving Locally, Serving Globally

    Entering SCU as a baseball player and finance major, Anthony Hascheff didn't expect his Santa Clara education to lead him to the Peace Corps. But the experiences he had at SCU— including work as a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative intern in the Washington neighborhood— opened his eyes to a new path.

  • A Thriving Community

    The mural, an explosion of colors, covered one wall of a portable classroom at Washington Elementary school in San Jose. A group of children—3rd and 4th graders—excitedly gathered around it. The mural had been designed by them and to see it come to life through the volunteer painting efforts of local artists brought a smile to their faces.

  • Diversity in STEM Education

    In celebration of National Engineers Week and Black History Month, we asked bioengineering senior Nnaoma Agwu to share his thoughts on diversity, convergent STEM education, and how the two support the Jesuit mission to “educate the whole person.” Nnaoma Agwu is a mentor in the TNI After-School Program. Following is his response.