Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Executive Director, City Year Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Rebeca Nieves Huffman is the executive director of City Year Chicago, an education-focused nonprofit equipped with 230 AmeriCorps members aiding over 13,000 students across 26 of the Chicago’s highest-need public schools.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2017

The White House’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Community Service Programs Will Leave Students Behind

The current budget proposal the White House has submitted to Congress eliminates funding for the Corporation for National and Community…

By Christine Poorman, Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Posted Dec. 15, 2016

3 Ways to Beat the Winter Slide and #KeepKidsLearning

With barely 1 in 4 Chicago Public School students able to read at grade level, the winter holidays can pose…

By Rebeca Nieves Huffman

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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