Chastity Lord

Guest Blogger

Creator, National Proof Point Day

New York City, New York

Chastity Lord is the creator of National Proof Point Day (#ProofPointDay), an annual movement that celebrates and recognizes first-generation college students and graduates and their allies.

Lord is also the chief external officer at Achievement First, a network of non-profit, college-preparatory, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.

She previously worked as a regional vice president for The Posse Foundation and was a 2012-13 Education Fellow with the Pahara Institute and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Posted May 24, 2016

Here’s How We ‘Make America Great Again’: Support First-Generation College Students

Rumor has it that someone wants to make America great again. Unfortunately, our country wasn’t always great—many citizens were not…

By Chastity Lord

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Posted Jan. 15, 2018

It’s Time to Stop Dreaming and Wake Up

An interesting phrase, with an equally interesting hashtag, has started to go around: #StayWoke. This phrase was especially present during the Women’s March after the…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Jan. 12, 2018

My Grandmother Who Escaped Nazis Told Me to Always Speak Up. So, I’m Calling Out Racist Teachers.

My grandmother escaped the Nazis three days before they invaded Prague while much of her family did not. En route to America she and her…

By Mike Friedberg

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Posted Jan. 11, 2018

Education Is a Civil Rights Issue. Sorry, Not Sorry.

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: School reform is a civil rights issue, and it’s one that I can’t be moderate about.…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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