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 May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the CIA. Unlike some students, this…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

When Paying Rent Is So Stressful That You Get Evicted, Arrested and Drop Out

During my senior year of high school, college was a subject I didn’t like to talk about. I knew I didn’t want to go, but…

By Kalil Warner

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Posted May 25, 2017

A Principal Helping Kids to Be the First in Their Family to Go to College, Just Like He Was

First-generation college student Vincent Gay started his journey on a wrestling scholarship at Edinboro University, near Erie, Pennsylvania. Early on, he got into such difficulty…

By Maureen Kelleher

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