May 2, 2017

Update on Enroot students

Enroot students go bowling with their mentors
Enroot students go bowling with their mentors

Hi, my name is Catheline*, and I’m in 11th grade at Somerville High School. I’m originally from Port-au-Prince in Haiti.

For my 18th birthday in February, my mentor Afton and my tutor Caitlin celebrated with me and a friend by going out to eat together. We went to Redbones in Davis Square and had a lot of fun. Afton chose the place to eat because I didn’t know where to go, but I really liked the BBQ sandwich. It was the best birthday ever! When I go out with them, we have a lot of fun together.

I like my mentor and tutor because they are awesome and really help when I don’t know what to do. Afton has really helped me write my resume to help apply for jobs and college. When I was struggling with my science fair project and I didn’t know what to write about or where to start, Caitlin gave me a brilliant idea what to write about, and she helped me write the project. Enroot is really a great program because I’m able to have a tutor, and talk to someone about college.

Thank you.

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Jan 31, 2017

Making an Impact: Enroot Students

MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service

What have we been up to at Enroot?

Firstly, a special note from our Executive Director, Ben Clark, about recent events in US politics: 

 

Dear Friends of Enroot:

Like many of you, I’ve found this week’s headlines particularly unsettling. Many of the moves of the President Drumpf administration seem to violate the values our country holds most dear. For the students and families Enroot serves, they create confusion and anxiety about an uncertain future.


While it can be easy to feel disempowered during  such a barrage of difficult news, I feel more grateful than ever to be working with all of you. We are ensuring Enroot students know they are safe and welcome here, and that we remain more committed to their success than ever.

I’m also proud that our local leaders in Cambridge and Somerville joined dozens of leaders across the country in responding with unflinching commitment to uphold our values and honor our country's legacy of welcoming immigrants.

Joint statement from Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale

Watch or read message from Somerville's Mayor Joseph Curtatone 

Especially right now, thanks for all you do for Enroot students!
Ben Clark

 

Now, for our regularly scheduled update: January has been a busy month at Enroot!

It's National Mentoring Month, we gave back to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, and have been out and about in the community!

 

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH:

“My favorite part about Enroot is you get to interact with new people and the people are very kind and welcoming.”  - Enroot Student

Mentoring relationships are a core part of the Enroot program. We believe in the power of mentoring to empower students as future leaders. Read some of our student's reflections on mentoring: Biriuk and his mentor Mike and Wendy and her mentor Vanessa

 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE:

Over 50 Enroot students and mentors spent MLK Day giving back and leading community service projects at the Day of Service organized by Many Helping Hands 365 Day of Service. Students Ratna and Abby led Congresswoman Katherine Clark to the various sites. Check out more pictures on Enroot's Facebook page, and read Clauven's reflection on the day here.

MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service
National Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Month

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