Measuring just 1.2 square miles, the city of Central Falls, Rhode Island is one of the nation’s most densely populated cities. In Central Falls, where many students have native fluency in a language other than English and where over a third of residents are foreign-born, students may be navigating their high school diploma while working, caregiving for family, or dealing with an interrupted education due to immigration or relocation.
The real socioeconomic challenges of this small urban community create unfounded biases about educational opportunities and the student population.
We stepped up to help students and families get to know Central Falls High School’s newly reimagined Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.
The modernized curriculum provides career-focused, college-level, and hands-on coursework for high school students to train for and receive credentials in industries with growing demand including biomedical, law and community advocacy, environmental engineering, and computer science.
We had to convey attributes of the new CTE and how this program is ready to set students on a course for successful careers.