Mary Morel

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Mary Morel is in her second year as a OneGoal Fellow and is a high school senior at Bronx Lighthouse Charter School in New York. Mary will be the first in her family to graduate from college, where she plans on double majoring in political science and economics.

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Posted Jan. 10, 2017

I Had to Stop Blowing Off School So I Could Make a Difference in My Community

I’m not ashamed to admit that I fell into the stereotype of a student that previously never understood the importance…

By Mary Morel

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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