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Our Board

From Our Board Chair

I have served on the Board of Inspiring Minds since 2019 and have had the honor to chair our Board since the fall of 2020. I joined the ranks of tens of thousands of volunteers who have served with Inspiring Minds since its founding in 1963. Inspiring Minds has for years brought volunteers into Providence Public School classrooms to tutor and mentor our youngest students. The students we serve are 94% students of color and 49% are English language learners. In the 2019-2020 year alone, we worked with 120 teachers in 10 schools, where more than 600 volunteers engaged in more than 10,000 hours of tutoring and mentoring with students. Those volunteer hours are worth more than $330,000 in economic value.

When our community was faced with a pandemic that sent students, teachers, and volunteers home, Inspiring Minds pivoted its operations to meet the urgent and evolving needs of our students and families. As part of our KidsBridge program, which typically prepares rising Kindergarteners for school with in-classroom experiences, Inspiring Minds instead created at home toolkits for families that prepared students for a year of virtual learning. Inspiring Minds also kicked off a book delivery program, as well as a Pen Pal program to keep students engaged and learning over the summer and throughout the school year at home. Inspiring Minds has also implemented a Real Jobs program that focuses on teacher pathways for high school students of color in Providence.

We are immensely proud of the work that we do to support and empower the students in the Providence community.

Sincerely,
Kimberly Bright
Board Chair

BOARD CHAIR
Kimberly Bright

Executive Board

VICE CHAIR
Raman Shah, PhD.

TREASURER
Rothel De La Cruz
SECRETARY
Jen Linton

VICE CHAIR
Raman Shah, PhD.

TREASURER
Rothel De La Cruz
SECRETARY
Jen Linton

Board

Kelly Chippas

Margaret Koosa

Dr. Noni Thomas Lopez

Dr. Mary Ann
Shallcross Smith

Daryl Wright

Kelly Chippas

Margaret Koosa

Dr. Noni Thomas Lopez

Dr. Mary Ann
Shallcross Smith

Daryl Wright