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Youth Engagement

T’Prinn Ingram – An Ill. Youth Who Is Making a Difference

T’Prinn Ingram – An Ill. Youth Who Is Making a Difference

Graduate’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 […]

Shawneice White – A Product of Grandparent Love, Respect

Shawneice White – A Product of Grandparent Love, Respect

Graduate’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 […]

Alan Stanfield – A 2nd Grader Who Loves His Mom’s Help

Alan Stanfield – A 2nd Grader Who Loves His Mom’s Help

Graduate’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 […]

Ada Neri Curiel – A Mom With a Passion for Education

Ada Neri Curiel – A Mom With a Passion for Education

Graduate’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 […]

Kenya Watson – Her Clarity Helped Her Son Graduate

Kenya Watson – Her Clarity Helped Her Son Graduate

Graduate’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 […]

Marin Group – Working to Bring New Leadership to Table

Marin Group – Working to Bring New Leadership to Table

Names 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 […]

Solis and Brown – Parents Working to Improve Education

Solis and Brown – Parents Working to Improve Education

Graduate’s name: Maria Solis and A.J. Brown Home city: Hattiesburg, 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: “Becoming certified parent leader PEP graduates was a family affair for Maria Solis […]

Logan Davis – A Graduate Who Builds Community

Logan Davis – A Graduate Who Builds Community

Graduate’s name: Logan Davis Home city: Ashland, Oregon Name of school or program: Southern Oregon University (SOU) Degree or certificate earned: Bachelor’s degree in anthropology Why you’re honoring this graduate: “Logan put herself through college. At the same time, she was involved in the student community at SOU. She has organized fun and informative gatherings […]

Miriam Heligio – She ‘Plants Seeds of Knoweldge’

Miriam Heligio – She ‘Plants Seeds of Knoweldge’

Graduate’s name: Miriam Heligio Home city: Chicago Name of school or program: Harold Washington College Degree or certificate earned: Child development practicum Why you’re honoring this graduate: “Miriam is an enthusiastic, energetic and exceptionally well-organized student. She demonstrates good quantitative skills. She is a rare find. She is well-trained, ambitious and yet very open minded […]