SAGA Innovations

Introducing SAGA to the Netherlands

  By 2007, Rotterdam was facing an educational crisis. Low-income neighborhoods lacked educational resources that could support an expanding immigrant population. Pendrecht—a neighborhood of Rotterdam with a particularly high immigrant population—was named one of 40 areas in the country that faced significant social and economic problems. And while the government…

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SAGA’s First Year at High School of Fashion Industries

 At the High School of Fashion Industries (HSFI) in downtown Manhattan, there’s no such thing as a slow day for Site Director Lativa Holder. HSFI is over eight stories tall and home to more than 1,600 students. Teenagers bustle through staircases, pack into elevators and roam through the halls in…

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2,000 Miles from Home

Danielle Bulante, SAGA Fellow, ChicagoDuring her years as an ethnic studies major at the University of California, San Diego, Danielle Bulante built a passion for social justice. Among her classmates and professors, she often had discussions on the public school system and the challenges it faces. She and her classmates…

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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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