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Mamie Till and Tarsha Jackson: ‘Mothers at the Gate’

Mamie Till and Tarsha Jackson: ‘Mothers at the Gate’

In the summer of 1955, Mamie Till lived what could be described as a classic American life in the predominantly African-American South Side of Chicago. She lived with her son Emmett, who was 14 years old at the time. Family had always been important to Till, and she hoped to use the summer to reconnect with […]

A New Mexico Woman Embraces Quality Education for All

  Victoria Gomez believes one of the best ways to lift families out of poverty is through access to quality education. Since 2013, she has been working with Organizers in the Land of Enchantment ( OLÉ), a grassroots organization in New Mexico. The 21-year-old has devoted time to helping with “Makerspace,” a physical area where […]

One Student Helps Create Educational Equity in East Los Angeles

  Eduardo Pacheco comes from a community in East Los Angeles that is plagued by poverty, violence and low college attendance. Despite these and other financial hardships, Eduardo is making a positive impact on the community’s youth and their future. A freshman at the University of California Santa Barbara, Eduardo has been working with InnerCity […]

A Student Fights for Youth and Families in the Rio Grande Valley

  Cameron Park is a border colonia near Brownsville, Texas, and like other colonias it lacks some of the most basic living necessities, such as potable water, sewer systems, electricity, paved roads and safe housing. This colonia is home to 8,000 residents who are among the poorest in the country, with a per capita income […]

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