2019 Summer Teaching Fellows pose for a group picture

Summer Teaching Fellowship Continues to Attract Young People of Color to Education

  • September 20, 2019

Uncommon’s Summer Teaching Fellowship program continues to attract young people of color to the teaching profession. The Kings County Politics highlights Jahmeelah Nash-Fuller and Prince Islam — two among over 100 rising college seniors who were accepted into the 2019 Summer Teaching Fellowship program.

Jahmeelah attends Agnes Scott College had plans to go to law school after graduating to “save the world as a lawyer fighting for social justice and civil rights,” but it wasn’t until she spent this summer in Brooklyn as an Uncommon Summer Teaching Fellow that she realized the classroom may be a better venue for saving the world.

Prince Islam, from Tufts University, always wanted to go into teaching because of his own experiences growing up in Jamaica, Queens. His STF experience teaching Algebra II at Uncommon Collegiate High School “confirmed his desire to teach in a school that serves students from low-income communities.”

Read more at Kings County Politics.