SAGA Innovations

Serving Their Cities

 This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, SAGA Fellows connected with community service centers in Chicago and New York City to donate both their time and their passion for helping others. In Chicago, Fellows banded together with La Casa Norte and Northside Housing & Support Services to help provide food…

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Starting in the City

SAGA Fellow Combines Her Passions of Teaching and Social Justice to Impact Students’ Lives By Jesse DuthrieIn our final installment of this three-part series, we speak with a past Fellow who joined SAGA with a passion for education and social justice. This year-long opportunity to work with students in Chicago…

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A New Direction

After long careers, two SAGA Fellows discuss why they shifted to new, rewarding opportunitiesBy Jesse DuthrieFor our second segment in this three-part series, we talk to two current Fellows who joined SAGA after career changes. By taking Fellow positions in the later years of their professional lives, both Paul Betz…

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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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