Out of The Shadows

By Rich Perez   Does Undocumented Mean Unwanted? Today there are 11.1 million undocumented immigrants in our country. They are given few optio

Climate Change

In Education, Environment Is Everything Schools where students feel safe, engaged and connected to their teachers are also schools that have narrower

Where’s Aldo?

Keeping It Real Because of the intensity of the theory of change work Exodus is doing, the high school schedule has changed, as the team focuses on b

When Faith Battles Fear

Doubt Is Not The Opposite of Faith Research has shown that optimism and belief systems can influence outcomes. Matching students with positive adult

A Life of Sacrifice

Give Up A Seat, or A Saturday? We all come from different backgrounds and life journeys, and so true sacrifice - true giving up of life - looks diffe

Back To $chool

What Going Back To $chool Costs Decades ago, a student beginning a new year may have bought some new pencils, a pack of looseleaf, and if lucky, a ne

Hope Has A Name

What You Know vs. What You Believe Taking a ho-hum attitude toward the millions of kids from impoverished backgrounds streaming into our public schoo

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A Brave Movement

Visions of Being Brave Brave Movement founders Lenox Cedeno and Manny Dominguez met in high school and bonded as best friends over a shared love of

Word Up: A Winner

Word Up A True Community Bookstore Word Up is an oasis in Washington Heights, an area in uptown Manhattan that would otherwise be a "book desert."

Amigo, Not the “H” Word

Why Peer-to-Peer Learning Is So Important Character development is a key part of a child's growth, and in fact can influence their success in school.