Crystal Humphries

Guest Blogger

Community Engagement Manager, Brilliant Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Crystal Humphries is the Community Engagement Manager with Brilliant Detroit, a nonprofit where she coordinates with Detroit communities to help set goals and actions for early childhood learning so that all kids are kindergarten-ready. She is no stranger to working with inner-city youth and families. Having spent 14 years as an educator in Detroit and Las Vegas, she has been acknowledged for having exceptional parental support and high student achievement. Passionate about empowering parents, caregivers, families and community members, Crystal synchronizes the relationship between them, local businesses, schools, civic and community groups along with other groups within the community, to foster a community where kid success is not only a priority but a reality.

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Posted Apr. 11, 2018

I’ve Done More to Help Students and Parents Than I Ever Did During My 15 Years in the Classroom

The day that I ended my career as a teacher, I woke up as a parent. I had taught for…

By Crystal Humphries

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

Inside the Decade-Long Plan to Recruit, Hire and Retain 9,000 Black Educators Across the Country

Across the entire United States, there aren’t nearly enough Black teachers inside classrooms.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, less than 7% of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Mar. 1, 2021

If Houston’s District Schools Keep Taking the Day Off, Students Will Never Catch Up

There have been some good reasons to close schools over the past year—in the early days of the pandemic, for example, or during major weather…

By Danielle Durbin

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