By Luci Manning
The Washington Post reports on D.C.’s Build program, a nonprofit afterschool program that encourages student entrepreneurship. Build targets disengaged and disadvantaged public and charter high school students and seeks to propel them into college. The program has three regional sites—San Francisco, Boston and D.C.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center-funded Celebrating One in Science, Math and Individual Creativity (COSMIC) Project provides homework assistance and enrichment activities for students in the in the Hanover Public School District. Students enrolled in the program receive a snack and homework help after school, and several full-time academic instructors ensure the afterschool curriculum matches what students learn during the school day, The Evening Sun reports.
Newsday reports on the burgeoning comeback of the Boys Choir of Harlem, which shut down in 2009 amid controversy. Spearheading the choir’s revival are Horace Turnbull, brother of founder Walter Turnbull, and choir alumnus Roger Holland. The team expects to hold its first training this coming January.