Lily Gonzalez

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Student, California State University

Los Angeles, California

Lily Gonzalez is a Homeboy Industries graduate and full-time student at California State University, Northridge.

She lives in South Los Angeles with her two children where she strives to make her father’s dream of a family of college graduates come true and show her children that anything can be done with hard work, determination and perseverance in the face of unimaginable challenges.

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Posted Oct. 13, 2015

Latino School Leaders Changed My Life

My father and I lived in South Central Los Angeles, where instead of white picket fences, we had bars on…

By Lily Gonzalez

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Posted July 28, 2015

My Immigrant Father’s Dream: A College Education

At the age of five I had my very own encyclopedia. I couldn’t pronounce the word much less know what…

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Posted July 2, 2020

We Don’t Recognize America’s Independence Day Over Here in Wakanda

“Independence Day” is upon us. But Black fam’, before we get geeked to partake in such traditions as backyard barbecues and celebratory fireworks commemorating a…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 6, 2020

Q&A: 12-Year-Old Amir Lumumba on Why Schools Need More Counselors and Fewer Cops

On Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, brightbeam’s Director of Activism, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar will moderate a virtual town hall called #ReimagingingSchoolSafety. Special guests include:…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 7, 2020

Parents, It’s Way Past Time to Break Up With Traditional Education and School Funding

This pandemic is an opportunity to change not only how we educate children, but how we fund that education. Right now, school and district leaders…

By Christina Laster

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