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Read interviews with alumni of the Summerbridge and Breakthrough programs across the globe.  
Also, see the impact that SBAN has already made since its launch in July, 2005.  If you have a story of
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We want alums to open their lives to us, share their experiences, and regale us with their stories. We’d like to get to know y’all better, but we need recommendations. Therefore, we are requesting nominees for a monthly alumni interview feature. We want to hear about fascinating alumni, and we need you to be our detectives!

SBAN's Featured Member
Vinita has been involved with the Summerbridge/Breakthrough family for many years.  As a freshman in high school, she began working with Summerbridge Atlanta, doing mailings, coloring envelopes, and helping with general office work.  Each year she was involved with SBA, she increased her responsibilities, interning in the office, tutoring, managing volunteers, and joining SBA's AmeriCorps program.  Vinita taught seventh grade math, eighth grade math, seventh grade life sciences, and a variety of elective classes (mythology of the world, world languages, ballroom dancing, and science experiments you can eat).
Name: Baye Kemit

B.A. in History Education from Clark Atlanta University
M.A. in Education Administration from Temple University

Currently- Founder and principal of The Garvey School in Trenton,
New Jersey
Read an
Interview with Baye
Name: Jay Altman

SB Role
: Founder and director of Newman Summerbridge
Currently- Founding Principal of New Orleans Charter Middle School
Read an
Interview With Jay
Name: Ed Liu

SB Role
: Teacher at UHS, San Francisco SB, ‘90-‘92;
Director of Portland SB, ’93-‘95
Served on the Summerbridge Board ’94-‘95
Currrently- Assistant Professor in Education Administration, Rutgers

Read An
Interview With Ed
Name: Kate Mehok

SB Role
: SB Newman in New Orleans,Dean of Faculty and Director
Town School SB in New York Math Mentor Teacher '02
Currrently- Assistant Principal at KIPP STAR College Prep Charter
School in Harlem

Read an
Interview With Kate