Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Executive Director, City Year Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Rebeca Nieves Huffman is the executive director of City Year Chicago, an education-focused nonprofit equipped with 230 AmeriCorps members aiding over 13,000 students across 26 of the Chicago’s highest-need public schools.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2017

The White House’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Community Service Programs Will Leave Students Behind

The current budget proposal the White House has submitted to Congress eliminates funding for the Corporation for National and Community…

By Christine Poorman, Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Posted Dec. 15, 2016

3 Ways to Beat the Winter Slide and #KeepKidsLearning

With barely 1 in 4 Chicago Public School students able to read at grade level, the winter holidays can pose…

By Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Last week, two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks here in Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend who arrived shortly after…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

ICE Took My Students’ Parents Away

In my classroom there is a poster that says, “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.” This poster is more than some…

By Derek Voiles

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Posted Apr. 18, 2018

Here’s How We’re Giving Rich, White Families a Stealth School Voucher

Rich, mostly White homeowners are officially on welfare. I know. I was as surprised as you are. But millions of affluent homeowners filed their taxes…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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