Bridge the Gap College Prep Supports the New Common Core State Standards

Bridge the Gap College Prep in Marin City recognized nationally for its innovative afterschool programs supporting the new Common Core State Standards

Marin City, CA January 20, 2014: Bridge the Gap College Prep (BTGCP) is one of five programs across the nation selected to be featured in the Afterschool Alliance’s issue brief on successful afterschool programs supporting the new Common Core State Standards. This fall, as California public schools began integrating the required standards into their curriculum, BTGCP also began to modify its curriculum to align with the new state requirements and to support the work of local schools. BTGCP teachers, Elizabeth Bamberg and Kelly Matteri, will share their innovative programming with a national audience through an online webinar on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST in conjunction with the Afterschool Alliance issue brief. The webinar is open to the public. Interested parties may register here.

“It just makes sense to integrate the new standards at Bridge the Gap. Our work has always been to enhance and support what the teachers are doing in the classroom so that our students have a strong and connected system of support,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director, Denni Brusseau.

Bridge the Gap College Prep’s mission is to provide comprehensive educational support for Marin City students with the goal that every Marin City student completes high school and graduates from college. Located in Marin City’s largest public housing development, BTGCP is a robust, multi-program organization serving 120 1st-12th graders, a third of Marin City students. Staffed by highly experienced teachers and 120 volunteer tutors, BTGCP’s academic enrichment programs instill self-confidence, a love of learning, college aspirations and the essential literacy, math and life skills necessary for high school and college graduation. The organization is funded primarily through the generosity of individual donations and foundation grants and staffed largely with volunteers.

Afterschool Alliance is the nation’s leading voice for afterschool. It is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts more than 25,000 afterschool program partners and its publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals.


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