Teaching For America and the World

Tai A. Dixon

In September, Teach For America announced that Spelman was among the top contributors of teachers to its 2014 corps. As a Spelman alumna and 2002 Teach For America corps member, I am extremely proud to see so many Spelman women demonstrating their commitment to changing the status quo and demanding educational equity for all students. I came to … [Read more...]

Scholarships Help Spelman Dreams Come True


As far as Alexus Benjamin, C’2018, was concerned, there really was no other option. She had long dreamed of attending Spelman College and that is what she was determined to do. Sure, she applied to a few other schools, just in case. But with a mother and sister who are Spelman alumnae, Benjamin knew exactly where she was supposed to be. “Spelman … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Octavia E. Butler Celebration Highlights  Arts & Activism William and Camille Hanks Cosby Chair in the Humanities, Tananarive Due, will present the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism on April 16, 2014. Butler’s legacy as a groundbreaking science fiction writer will be discussed during the event. Activities include an … [Read more...]

Spelman Women Help Boost Jumpstart

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“There’s nothing like seeing a child read for the first time,” said Ashley Sharpe-Porter, C’2013, a psychology (premed) major. “Children need us to help them become more literate because they don’t have the same advantages as children living in affluent areas.” According to Jumpstart, an early education organization that helps children … [Read more...]

Making Your Internship Memorable

As the summer months are approaching, many college students across the country are gearing up for summer internships.  The industries receiving them run the gamut – government, nonprofit, healthcare, education, retail, consulting, technology, engineering, advertising/media/public relations, financial services, and the list continues.  Regardless of … [Read more...]