Tiffany Win has been sharing her love for math and science in the CIANA Elementary After School and SONYC programs since February 2020. She is currently a lead statistician for a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., where she advocates for equitable internships nationwide. This fall, she will begin medical school to apply her love for math to furthering health equity. In the midst of all her professional commitments, Tiffany shared some reflections on working with CIANA’s students.
Professional ESL teacher Stevii Marshall brought her worldwide experience back to the U.S. at the start of the pandemic, serving new needs and new communities. As she looks forward to continuing her education this fall at Johns Hopkins University for her Masters in Education, we were fortunate to reflect with Stevii about her time as an ESL teacher with CIANA. What made you volunteer with CIANA, and particularly in the English classes? Last fall, I was trying to find a job, b
10Z Team Soccer is connecting with CIANA’s younger clients in exciting new ways. Through a combination of teaching in the classroom and on the soccer field, 10Z volunteers are committed to empowering students in our afterschool programs through teamwork and inclusion. What made you volunteer with CIANA, and particularly the SONYC program? Our group wanted to connect with CIANA to further a shared interest of helping immigrant families. Each of our members has similar stories
Erika Otthofer joined CIANA in 2020 to gain a cultural immersion experience after her study abroad tour was cancelled due to the pandemic. After graduating from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with degrees in international studies and international politics, she has been volunteering as a virtual ESL instructor and tutor for the SONYC literacy club. In this interview, Erika shares some insight into what the past year has been like. What made you volunteer with CIANA,
CIANA, in conjunction with NYC Health + Hospitals, is working to guarantee healthcare for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. Through NYC Care, which provides low-cost healthcare access, our two interns have been tirelessly connecting members of our community with city resources. We spoke with our NYC Care interns to share their experiences and perspectives on why this program is important to them and the Queens community. Raquel Orozco As she