Aniyha Brown

Summer Research Intern
D.C. Policy Center

Aniyha Brown was a 2022 Summer Research Intern for the D.C. Policy Center. In this role, she worked on research surrounding the Safe Passage Program, D.C.’s adult public charter schools, and high impact tutoring.

Aniyha served as a Summer Fellow with the Mikva Challenge and a participant in the Mayor Marion Barry Jr. Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP).

At the time of her internship, Aniyha is a rising junior at School Without Walls where she is on the Business Career Path and involved with the African American Student Union.

Written By Aniyha Brown

D.C. Voices: Safe Passage program and student commutes

A recent increase in violent crimes across the District has amplified concerns about community safety, including for students on their commutes to school. To improve student safety on their way to and from school, the Safe Passage Program places trusted adults from the community along specific routes. Mayor Bowser’s office allocated more than $4.3 million to community organizations to hire 215 Safe Passage workers during Fiscal Year 2022. We asked students, businesses, and administrators about their perceptions of safety for students during their commutes, and what experiences they have had with the Safe Passage program.

September 28, 2022 | Aniyha Brown