Culture & Ethnicity
Think Like an Archaeologist is a four classroom-session program, with an additional visit to the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, or the Rhode Island Historical Society's John Brown House Museum. The sessions introduce 6th grade Social Studies students to the whole process of archaeology, from choosing an excavation site and learning to dig, to analyzing and caring for artifacts. Each session is hands-on, led by faculty, staff, and doctoral students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. This is a partnership program between Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Rhode Island Historical Society for 6th grade Social Studies students in the Providence Public Schools.
BRYTE works one-on-one with refugee youth grades K-12 in the home. We support the self-empowerment of refugee youth through providing academic tutoring and mentoring, as well as fostering community among students who share experiences of settlement in the United States.
Our completely student-run organization works by raising funds and awareness to help better the lives of orphaned children still in China. China Care Brown works closely with the China Care Foundation to fund surgeries for medically needy orphans and donates to One Sky Foundation to continue its mission to fund Chinese orphan surgeries. Our program also connects Brown University students with Chinese adoptees in the local Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts area through cultural programs and activities.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a student-led group that is part of Community Corps, a program of the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University. ESOL partners with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) to address the marginalizing effects of language barriers by providing English language and literacy classes to adult immigrants in the Providence community. Our members teach and facilitate English classes at William D'Abate Elementary School in the Olneyville neighborhood or at the MET School in the South-side of Providence.
Once a year, German classes from two local high schools are invited to a day at Brown. The Brown German Club and Departmental Undergraduate Groups (DUG) host a mostly German-language tour of the campus, a scavenger hunt, a quiz bowl, and a visit to one of our museums.
This program seeks to recognize and memorialize the lives of those who suffered the middle passage as a result of Rhode Island's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade by organizing events and educational programs that focus on the impact of slavery and the slave trade throughout the state.
OLEEP, the Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education Program, is a partnership between the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (the Met) and Brown University’s Swearer Center for Public Service. We work with high school students to develop leadership skills as well as environmental science and justice knowledge, with a specific emphasis on building a supportive, collaborative community where Brown and Met students can learn and grow together. We believe, with the right support, everyone can be a leader and bringing about an environmentally just world depends on it.