Samaris Rose-Smith

Guest Blogger

Parent Organizer, My Child. My Choice.

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Samaris Rose-Smith is a full-time parent organizer and community activist from Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has been a professional advocate of charter schools for over three years and an advocate of the communities in Bridgeport for almost 10 years. A mother of five energetic boys and wife to her childhood sweetheart, she enjoys helping people and finding solutions to the problems that face her community—particularly regarding access to high-quality education. Two of Samaris’ sons attend Capital Prep Harbor School in Bridgeport. Samaris is also involved in various volunteer efforts that include being a mentor at a college preparedness program for low-income families, a volunteer at a community policing after-school program, a co-chair for a support group working to serve mothers with at-risk children and sitting on the Juvenile Justice Review board.


Posted Sep. 19, 2018

I Finally Found a School That Believes in My Sons, So Why Won’t Connecticut Fund More Schools Like It?

As a mom of five young men of color in Connecticut, I too often feel like society has set a…

By Samaris Rose-Smith

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Posted Oct. 15, 2018

I’m an Immigrant and a Student and My Voice Matters

When I was about 7 years old, I immigrated to the United States from Mexico. It was 2008 and I arrived in New York City…

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Posted Oct. 8, 2018

Episode 18: ‘Hard Words’ (feat. Emily Hanford)

In this episode, we discuss the science-backed methodology for teaching kids how to read and why schools are not using it. Our guest, Emily Hanford…

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Posted Oct. 10, 2018

How This Organization Is Developing Communities With Education at Its Core

A great school is vital to every community, but it’s only one part. A new organization, Maslow Development Inc., knows this and they’re working to…

By Derwin Sisnett, Nora Jendoubi, Tanesha Peeples

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