Carla Silva is a First Year Fellow serving at Cape Verdean Association of Brockton as the Tutoring Coordinator
1. What inspired you to become a Massachusetts Promise Fellow?
Being a Fellow with the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is a wonderful thing because we get to see young leaders rise. I enjoy the satisfaction that I get from helping people, and being a Fellow has allowed me to make a difference in someone’s life.
2. Describe your favorite project at your host site this year and why.
I have really enjoyed having free time with my youth and getting to know them. I have provided tutoring for the most part to my kids. I have being able to provided them with trainings on Bullying, Healthy Relationships, Ableism, College Readiness, College life/Life skill, How to Manage Finances, etc.
5. What social justice topic are you most passionate about and why?
Many of the youth that I work with are Cape Verdean and have immigrated to the United States from Cape Verde. I am passionate about providing my youth with the resources and skills necessary to get into college, while also working on their language barriers so that they are prepared for success after they graduate high school.