My mom has instilled in me a deep belief that participation is the key to building community – that we must be there for each other and love each other in order to better not only ourselves, but the world we live in.
KIPP schools are intensely and unapologetically academic. It gives students the building blocks – math, reading, arts, music, and the higher order thinking skills of analyzing and deconstructing and reconstructing – that prepare students for a wonderful life and future.
We work so that our students can have a seat at any table.
We started with two buses and two routes. So now we have 19 routes, 29 buses.
That year of applying to schools was one of the hardest times of my life. But there were good moments, too: people or experiences that pushed me into an unexpected place of clarity.
I wanted to make sure black and brown children were able to have the opportunities any other child was afforded.
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