• Rising from the Ashes

    Stories of Sorrow, Redemption and Rebirth: Innovation Summer 2020 In 2020, The Glass Files participated in the first 100% remote MetaBronx Innovation Summer, which welcomed 100 student apprentices from 3 Bronx high schools. MetaBronx gathered 10 mentors including entrepreneurs from current and former startup cohorts as well as college students from partner Olin College of […]

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    December 4, 2020 by theglassfiles
  • Apprentices: International Edition

    The living history of American immigration in The Bronx Since the days of Jonas Bronck, the first Swedish settler to make his home on native Lenape land in 1639, the area known today as The Bronx has welcomed waves of migration from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the American South. The timeless […]

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    September 30, 2020 by theglassfiles
  • Apprentices: Next Generation

    In The Bronx, startups partner with high schools to create a new apprenticeship model for education This summer, 40 students from Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE) were accepted to work at MetaBronx to develop our skills as future entrepreneurs and business owners. MetaBronx is a startup accelerator and entrepreneurship education program that helps startup […]

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    November 27, 2018 by theglassfiles
  • Rising Apprentices

    Summer of Success: meet the Summer 2017 cohort at The Glass Files! This Summer marked the 2nd in a row that our Bronx-based tech startup The Glass Files partnered with tech programs around New York City to work with high school students on unlocking their full potential as digital apprentices. Summer 2017 was all about summer […]

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    October 9, 2017 by theglassfiles
  • Lieutenant Colonel Lee Andrew Archer

    Back in the early 1940s when the U.S. Army did not accept black pilots, my grandfather, Lee Andrew Archer, was accepted into an experimental training program for black aviators at the Tuskegee Army Airfield in Tuskegee, Alabama. There, he graduated first in his class and during World War II he became the first and only […]

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    December 4, 2016 by theglassfiles