Ode to “dark nights of the soul”: What I learned in T-550

Have you ever had that moment in a project where you see yourself, as if from above, and realize what a mess you’re in? Maybe the room is strewn with shreds of poster board, you’ve been breathing hot glue gun fumes for hours, and you can’t get the pieces of your structure to fit together. … More Ode to “dark nights of the soul”: What I learned in T-550

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I belong here

My name is Josué. As I got to HGSE six months ago, I can say that I was constantly flooded with feelings of both illusion and anxiety. I remember coming here to the International Students’ Open House almost a year ago, and in a small group session, I asked my peers in the room if … More I belong here

Urban Scholars: A Shared Commitment to Urban Education

The first time I met my Urban Scholars cohort, I was overjoyed to be in a space with others who also shared my passion and commitment to urban education. My incredibly talented cohort includes the director of a college access program in San Diego, a former creative writing instructor at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, a … More Urban Scholars: A Shared Commitment to Urban Education