SAGA Innovations

Mind the Gap

SAGA Fellows Reflect on Their Decision to Take a Gap Year By Jesse DuthrieFor our first segment of this series, we focused on Fellows that chose to take a break between their undergraduate and graduate studies. Known as a gap year, this space has allowed for Fellows like Jourdan Vann and…

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“Why Not Literacy Too?”

SAGA Innovations focuses specifically on math because research shows that math achievement, especially in Grade 9, is a specific choke point in the pathway to graduation, but schools, prospective candidates, and districts who believe in our work always ask us one question, “Why not literacy too?” There is no doubt…

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Alumni Spotlight: Karlyn Gorski

October 25, 2017Karlyn served as a Fellow at Harlan Community Academy in Chicago, IL during the 2014-2015 school year.  Karlyn’s life after her service year has been rather unique! Read on to learn how she has ultimately arrived at being awarded one of the University of Chicago’s prestigious Institute of Education…

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Fellow Testimonial: How Working with English Language Learners transformed my life as a SAGA Fellow

 Emily Gazall | July 20, 2017SAGA Chicago served over 100 students who speak as many as 20 different languages during 2016-2017 school year. Working with English Language Learners (ELLs) can be full of difficulties because students face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in…

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Minority Empowerment

Josh Tures, Amena Wallace and Garrett Black June 21, 2017 SAGA’s select group of Leadership Fellows not only support students during their tutorial sessions, but they invest time in special projects that  support their entire school communities outside of that space. After leading an after school workshop on advocacy and self-identification,…

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