“Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS), a tuition-free public charter school that currently services 500 students in grades 5-12, recently sponsored students Natalie Teixeira and Rosa Nieto-Hernandez at the Brown University Leadership Institute.
Both students chose to attend the Women in Leadership course which included readings, assignments, independent study and discussions.
Teixeira learned how to speak to others in a professional and respectful way while getting across her point and being her authentic self. She also learned how culture relates to becoming a leader, how to read and retain important information and the impact that women in leadership roles have on others. She is interested in pursuing a career in animation and film. “This class helped give me the strength and confidence to move forward with making changes that happen slowly,” said Teixeira.
Nieto-Hernandez enjoyed the on campus experience and meeting new friends from around the world including Thailand and London. One of her assignments was to develop an action plan to help an underserved community. Her project addressed the high illiteracy rate in her native country of El Salvador. She said the program really opened her eyes to the many facets of women in leadership and learned that it is not about being perfect but about helping others to grow. She is considering a major in psychology to help other people.
“We congratulate Natalie and Rosa on taking on the challenge of this program,” said Dr. Stephen Furtado, Executive Director of GLCPS. “Both students felt the program exceeded their expectations and introduced them to new ideas and experiences. Natalie and Rosa are thinking about their futures and how they can have an impact on the world. We are pleased to be able to offer these opportunities to our students.”
GLCPS is a tuition-free public charter school serving 500 New Bedford students in Grades 5-12. Students are enrolled through a blind lottery. Additional information is available on the school’s website, www.glcps.org. For more information, please contact the school at (508) 991-4105.”