Snapshot of the Week: Education Team at Work

The Education Team was hard at work this week bringing global education to students throughout the community.

April 4, 2016: Students studying Spanish at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School had the opportunity to connect via video conference with Dr. Blanca Heredia, a Professor at CIDE in Mexico City and Founding Partner at Sociometrix, a consultancy specializing in education. She is engaged in both applied research and social entrepreneurship in the intersection between education and economic growth. She had a candid discussion in Spanish with the students about education in the United States and Mexico. Students asked questions about current controversies in Mexico, including the disappearance of 43 students in 2014.

April 5, 2016: Students participating in the Global Leadership Certificate had the opportunity to participate in a Cultural Fluency training presented by the Council with students from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The students are in the United States as part of a State Department Youth Leadership program organized by Magee Women’s International. Students discussed their experiences in Pittsburgh and explored the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful members of the global workforce.

Sonia, a high school senior, describes her experiences during in the Cultural Fluency training.

April 5 & 7, 2016: Students participating in the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s African American Achievement Trust—Collective Focus program had the opportunity to meet the Council’s CEO, Angélica Ocampo and Eric Singer, musician and roboticist, to discuss how students can shape their futures by combining their interests in creative ways.