Primary Investigator (PI) for one of 30 projects funded by the HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition. PASA's mission is to expand and improve quality after-school, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities for the youth of Providence by organizing a sustainable public-private system that contributes to student success and serves as a national model. www.mypasa.org
Damian Ewens, Chief Open Educator, leads Codery's learning and open education initiatives. He holds a Master of Arts in Education (Mathematics) from Stanford University, taught in grades 6-12th in some of the most innovative public schools in the country and most recently ran The Hub, the high school initiative of the Providence After School Alliance. His role at Codery is to lead business development, learning initiatives and client outreach. Damian lives in Rhode Island with his wife, Stephanie Alvarez Ewens, and their two daughters.