Dariana Castro, special programs coordinator for the International High School at Prospect Heights, will be the guest speaker at the meeting tonight [Monday, May 6] of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club.
Castro will discuss the school’s iMontor program, whose mission, according to the school’s website, “is to improve the lives of young people from underserved communities in New York City through innovative, technology-based approaches to youth mentoring and education.”
REMINDER: Tonight’s meeting, 6–7:15 pm, will be at a new location — the Park Plaza Restaurant, 220 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights. [Click for location information.]
More about Dariana Castro…
Dariana Castro serves at the Coordinator of Special Programs at the International High School @ Prospect Heights, one of the schools in the International’s Network for Public schools. Dariana has worked in public schools in NYC for the past ten years and specifically with with English Language Learners for the past five years at IHSPH. As an immigrant to the United States from the Dominican Republic, and having learned English as a second language at the age of ten, she is very passionate about her work with ELLs and their success and ability to go to college. Dariana’s work involves the creation of meaningful partnerships for the school, that provide additional resources to the small school in Brooklyn. She also spearheads an Internship program where all students are given the opportunity to gain work readiness skills, through a structured program and helps students add a meaningful experience to their resumes.