Luz Jara

Guest Blogger

Parent Leader, Innovate Public Schools

San Francisco, California

Luz Jara is a proud and empowered single mom and a volunteer parent leader with Innovate Public Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Luz is an immigrant who works hard to support her family in California as well as the family she left behind in her native country. She has a small business and is a passionate lifelong learner, Luz takes classes whenever she has the opportunity.

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Posted June 1, 2018

Just Give Me the Facts, Don’t Tell Me Where My Child Should Go to School

Hard decisions are not new to me, but in the past seven years, decisions about where to send my daughter…

By Luz Jara

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Posted May 27, 2020

George Floyd’s Death Was Murder, Plain and Simple

As part of my job as an educator, I have, at times, had to restrain teenagers. I was trained to do so. It is my…

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Posted May 26, 2020

I’m a Black Woman on My Way to Becoming a Doctor Because I Never Gave Up

I grew up believing that excellence is not an option, but rather an obligation.  I breezed through high school. I didn’t have to study hard…

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Posted May 27, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on First-Generation College Students Is Complicated

As a nonprofit leader and educator who works with college students of African descent, I am intimately aware of how challenging getting through college can…

By Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo

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