USAP@20 Fights COVID-19 – Clarety Kaseke Works On Vaccine Team


USAP Alumni are putting their education, skills and experience to work to fight COVID-19 however and wherever they can. In this blog series, we will be highlighting their efforts.  The blog below comes from USAP alumna Clarety Kaseke who is working on the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ragon Insitute of Massachusetts General … Continue reading USAP@20 Fights COVID-19 – Clarety Kaseke Works On Vaccine Team

USAP Alum Wins Cambridge Gates Scholarship


USAP alumna Ntombizodwa Makuyana has been named a Cambridge Gates Scholar, with a scholarship that will fully fund her PhD in Biological Sciences at Cambridge University.  Ntombi graduated from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University with a BSc degree in Medicinal Biochemistry in 2019 as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar.  She is the second … Continue reading USAP Alum Wins Cambridge Gates Scholarship

Brave Spaces: Opening Plenary at CIS Global Forum 2019


On November 20, 2019 in Bilbao, Spain, Education Matters Director Rebecca Zeigler Mano gave the opening plenary address at the CIS Global Forum.  Below is the full text of her speech titled “Brave Spaces.”   Good morning! It is an incredible frankly daunting honor to speak in front of a room full of amazing colleagues, … Continue reading Brave Spaces: Opening Plenary at CIS Global Forum 2019

100% Matching Funds for USAP Community School


As we come to the end of 2019, we are very grateful for an anonymous donor who this year pledged $500,000 in matching funds to match every donation to the USAP Community School 100%.  We are getting close to finishing off these matching funds and all donations between now and January 1 will still be … Continue reading 100% Matching Funds for USAP Community School

Broadening horizons- My gap year experience


I remember how exuberant I was during the period I was doing my college applications, in my final high school year. What excited me the most was the thought of getting admitted into an international university in the US. I was then struck by reality when three of the four colleges I applied to rejected … Continue reading Broadening horizons- My gap year experience

SAC Special Guest Spotlight: Coach Khadevis Robinson


A few months ago, the EdMatters team was fortunate enough to have Coach Khadevis Robinson or “Coach KD” stop by our peaceful garden and donate some of his precious time and more importantly, share his wisdom with some students and coaches. Coach KD is currently coaches both the men’s and women’s cross country teams at … Continue reading SAC Special Guest Spotlight: Coach Khadevis Robinson

USAP Community School Applications Are Out!


The USAP Community School is accepting applications from qualified O’level students to begin A’level in January 2020. Our two year A’ level only boarding school is in service of the fact that there are many determined and talented, economically-disadvantaged students in Zimbabwe who only lack financial resources and access to information to better their educational … Continue reading USAP Community School Applications Are Out!

Expanding Horizons – Education Matters Book Club


As I flipped through the final pages of Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus, I could not wait for the last Friday of March to arrive. Each page had issues worth discussing, and I wondered how amazing it would be doing so with the exceptional and interesting members of our Education Matters Book Club. Unfortunately, I could … Continue reading Expanding Horizons – Education Matters Book Club

USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2019


Summer 2019, my first in Boston. From meeting new people as well as building on the foundations of professional and personal relationships I have cultivated over the past two years, to seeing my favorite artists play in Boston, the experience was more than I thought it would be. Although I am sad that the summer … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2019