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 Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

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