Knight Jean Yves Muhingabo

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Student, Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island

Knight Jean Yves Muhingabo is a refugee who was born in the Congo and spent years in a Rwandan refugee camp before arriving to Rhode Island in 2015. He graduated from Central High School in Providence in 2017 and just finished his freshman year at Rhode Island College. He is also very involved with the local refugee community and a recipient of the $20,000 Roger Williams scholarship from the Rhode Island Foundation.

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Posted May 14, 2018

Three Years Ago I Didn’t Speak English, But Thanks to My Teacher I’m Now a College Student

I arrived to this country as a refugee three years ago and Ms. Brandy Moore welcomed me at Central High…

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Posted May 13, 2019

It Cost Nearly $250K to Teach My Son to Read. Here’s How to Do Better for Less.

My formerly illiterate fourth-grade son is now an eighth-grader at The Windward School for Children with Dyslexia, where he learned to read. Next year, he…

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Posted May 15, 2019

I Have Stage IV Lung Cancer But I Couldn’t Imagine Not Being in the Classroom

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Posted May 15, 2019

How My Charter School Helped Me Get a Diploma, Job and Start College After Incarceration

I’m 36 years old. For roughly 15 years of my life, I struggled with an addiction to meth. My addiction throughout those years had several…

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