Neyda Mendez

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Student, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

Washington, D.C.

Neyda Mendez is a student at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Washington, D.C., and an intern at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Posted Dec. 7, 2016

I Go to a Catholic High School and It’s Changed My Life

After spending my elementary and middle school years in public schools, I stumbled upon a private school called Don Bosco…

By Neyda Mendez

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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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