Nowshin Laskar is serving the community through education. Through her involvement with the Office of Metropolitan Impact, she has paired her passion for teaching with her studies.
“My goal has been to help others,” she said. “I want to help youth see and reach their potential and be successful.”
The elementary education and mathematics major serves as a tutor at Osborn High School in Detroit. In addition to helping students understand math concepts, she also serves as a mentor.
“The kids absolutely love Nowshin because she cares, she listens and she doesn’t assume. She is a strong leader and a tremendous educator,” said Brian Frick, a teacher at Osborn. “Most of all, she commits herself to understanding where these kids are coming from.”
Her desire to work with students extends into other programs like Jobs for Michigan Graduates, the Student Michigan Education Association and Talent Gateway. Her student involvement and accomplishments were recognized during the Office of Metropolitan Impact’s Engagement Day.
While Laskar continues to explore opportunities to help students, her personal commitment to academic merit is a priority. As a recipient of the Belinda Wilson Scholarship, she exhibits the academic excellence that she wants for her students.
“Being a graduate of Detroit Public Schools provides Nowshin the unique perspective to be effective in this work,” said Brendan Gallagher, coordinator for civic engagement.
Looking toward the future, Laskar hopes to contribute to both the local and global educational communities.
“Education should be easy to access for children across the world; unfortunately, this is not the case,” she said. “I hope to be a part of a program—or even create one—where schools can be built and education is provided.”