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Texas Residents Win Law for Streetlights in Neighborhoods

Texas Residents Win Law for Streetlights in Neighborhoods

Residents in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas celebrated on June 26 that their communities are one step closer to receiving streetlights, an infrastructure improvement that residents who live in areas known as colonias have wanted for decades because they boost safety. Residents met in San Juan with state lawmakers to mark the passage of [...]
Young Kids of Color Are Now Majority for That GroupIn recent months, Ferguson, the “Black Lives Matter” movement, Charleston, immigration reform and the growing clout of Latinos have reminded people that race remains front and center in the United States. Now, federal data back up the fact that the country is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race and ethnicity. For the first time [...]
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T’Prinn Ingram – An Ill. Youth Who Is Making a DifferenceGraduate’s name: T’Prinn Ingram Home city: Aurora, Illinois Name of school or program: West Aurora High School Degree or certificate earned: High school graduate Why you’re honoring this graduate: “T’Prinn is one of five winners of a 2015 college scholarship from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH). During her senior year at Aurora West High School, she also [...]
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Shawneice White – A Product of Grandparent Love, RespectGraduate’s name: Shawneice White Home city: Moss Point, Mississippi Name of school or program: Moss Point High School Degree or certificate earned: High school graduate Why you’re honoring this graduate: “Congratulations, graduates! “There should be a double shout out for Shawneice White, graduate of Moss Point High School Class of 2015 and her grandparents Lynn and Allen [...]
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Alan Stanfield – A 2nd Grader Who Loves His Mom’s HelpGraduate’s name: Alan Stanfield Home city: Tupelo, Mississippi Name of school or program: Parkway Elementary School Year completed: Second grade What is your education story? “My mom, Stephanie Stanfield, is helping me write this because I’m only 9. I’m Alan Stanfield, and I just graduated from second grade at Parkway Elementary in Tupelo, Mississippi. It [...]
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Carlos Alexander Garcia Cortes – He’s a Champion in L.A.Graduate’s name: Carlos Alexander Garcia Cortes Home city: Los Angeles Name of school or program: Virgil Middle School Year completed: Middle school Why you’re honoring this graduate: “Carlos was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old. After a meeting with the specialist, his mom could not imagine that he might not be able [...]
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Ada Neri Curiel – A Mom With a Passion for EducationGraduate’s name: Ada Neri Curiel Home city: Donna, Texas Name of school or program: MEI Academy of Cosmetology Degree or certificate earned: Certificate Why you’re honoring this graduate: “Ada Neri Curiel, otherwise known as Nelly by her peers, has been an active member of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) since 2010. Originally from Mexico, Nelly [...]
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Kenya Watson – Her Clarity Helped Her Son GraduateGraduate’s name: Kenya Watson Home city: Laurel, Mississippi Name of school or program: Parents for Public Schools Parent Engagement Program (PEP – Class of 2015) Degree or certificate earned: Certified Parent Leader (Class of 2015) Why you’re honoring this graduate: “Dr. Seuss could have been speaking directly to the 2015 Parents for Public Schools Parent [...]
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Marin Group – Working to Bring New Leadership to TableNames of graduates: Antonia Goers, Gayle Theard, Jesse Shepherd, Kim Ngo, Magali Limeta, Marina Palma, Martha Vega, Maureen “Mo” De Nieva, Meilyn Santana, Michelle Gardilazo, Ora Hatheway, Pashia Lord, Todd McClelary and Veda Florez Home area: Marin County, California Name of school or program: Marin Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI), 2014 — 2015 Degree [...]
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