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Raquel is a product of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program and taught in New York City Public schools before moving to Miami, Florida in 2004. Prior to working […]
In reading the recent coverage around the college admission season it’s easy to think that there is one educational path whose most urgent obstacle occurs in the 12th grade, when high school seniors confront the daunting acceptance rates of the nation’s most elite colleges.
In July, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative and Better Make Room campaign invited two College Summit Peer Leaders to join fellow college-bound students from across the country who have overcome substantial obstacles to reach a higher education. They were hosted at the White House on July 19.
College Summit alumnus, Gregory Dendy of Washington, D.C., shares his experience as a first-generation college student with The Atlantic. Gregory finds the role of leader quite comfortable; he is planning on being the U.S. Attorney General someday.
Alumna Vanesa Coger shares how PeerForward helped prepare her for college and financial aid. Now, she gives her time to help other students get the help they need. Prior to […]