USAP Alum Spotlight: Welldone Matanga South African Ideas Festival Finalist

Welldone Matanga (USAPCS ’21) was recently selected as a Finalist in the South African Ideas Festival for her innovative invention: a pedal-operated grinding mill. Her project aims to increase access to grinding mills for low-income families with limited access to electricity. Welldone is passionate about improving the living standards of people in her community through … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Welldone Matanga South African Ideas Festival Finalist

19 USAPCS Students Receive Full-Funded University Acceptances for Fall 2022

For students applying to universities with Fall 2022 starts, many admissions decisions have already come in. We are proud to announce 19 of our alumni have been accepted, fully funded, and will be enrolling at the following institutions: Ashoka University, Barnard College, Bates College, California Institute of Technology, Carleton College, College of Wooster, Dartmouth College, … Continue reading 19 USAPCS Students Receive Full-Funded University Acceptances for Fall 2022

2021 Annual Report Now Available!

Our 2021 Annual Report is now available. Every day we witness the impact of our work through the lives of our students and we hope this annual report will allow you a glimpse into this impact. The annual report features a letter from the USAP Community School Head, updates on the various programs and programming … Continue reading 2021 Annual Report Now Available!

USAP Community School Students Success at Zimbabwe Science Fair 2022

5 USAP Community School students, representing 3 projects, were selected as finalists for the 2022 Zimbabwe Science Fair. 60 finalist projects were selected from across the country, representing the nation’s most accomplished young scientists in primary and high school. The 2022 finalists were selected from more than 600 highly qualified applicants based on scientific curiosity … Continue reading USAP Community School Students Success at Zimbabwe Science Fair 2022

USAP Alum Spotlight: Matson Kitamisi – First Black and First International Student Council President at Huron at Western University

Matson, a 23-year-old young man,¬†is a 2nd year student at Huron at Western University doing Honours Specialization in Political science and a minor in French. I am the first international student and Black student to be elected as president of the HUCSC since its foundation. My win of this election is a big win for … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Matson Kitamisi – First Black and First International Student Council President at Huron at Western University

Zimbabwean Guidance and College Counselors Program: Education USA and Education Matters Partnership

In partnership with EducationUSA Zimbabwe, we launched the Professional College and Career Guidance Counseling Program in ate September of 2021. The program is facilitated by Kim Lloyd Rodriguez and is a hybrid online/in-person program delivered over 6 months. This program is an opportunity for Zimbabwean high school career and guidance counselors to build their knowledge … Continue reading Zimbabwean Guidance and College Counselors Program: Education USA and Education Matters Partnership

USAP Alum Spotlight: Lesley Nyirenda

“The education I received at Stanford is invaluable, and will always be the rest of my life. The chance to also study in the USA, which is a world leader in many respects, was also an experience that has positively influenced my life and thinking in an immeasurable¬†way. I owe all that to USAP. Also, … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Lesley Nyirenda

12 USAP Community School Alumni Commence Capstone Fellowships

In December 2021, the inaugural class from the USAP Community School graduated following the completion of their studies. As part of the USAPCS curriculum, each student took part in the Research Capstone class, a project-based class that invites students to define and solve problems in their community. The purpose of Capstone is to expose students … Continue reading 12 USAP Community School Alumni Commence Capstone Fellowships

USAP Alum Spotlight: Tafadzwa Muguwe on track to run marathons in all 50 U.S. States

“I live in Boston and dreamed of running in the Boston Marathon. I failed to qualify the first time I tried, but the preparation and race experience was so intense that I needed to recalibrate. I had discovered that I do actually love running, so I thought why not do this and see the country … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Tafadzwa Muguwe on track to run marathons in all 50 U.S. States

Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Announce First Cohort of “Rise” Global Winners, in Partnership with Education Matters.

Schmidt Futures, in partnership with The Rhodes Trust, announced the inaugural cohort of 100 Global Winners for Rise, a global initiative that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. Rise is the anchor program of a broader $1 billion philanthropic commitment from Eric and Wendy … Continue reading Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Announce First Cohort of “Rise” Global Winners, in Partnership with Education Matters.