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APRIL ISSUE 2018

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Bold Commitment to Equity

In our Bold Commitment to Equity blog series, members of Team 2020, our Executive Leadership Team, share how their work helps to eliminate educational inequity to advance social justice. This month, you'll read our fifth installment by Chief Schools Officer, Phil Wright.

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Alumni Spotlight

YES Prep alumna, Ana Ruiz, discusses the obstacles she faced as she transitioned to college, what sparked her love for marketing, and her work as a print production coordinator for Stage Stores.

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

World Water Day

In celebration of World Water Day, YES Prep Northline students worked as engineers alongside real engineers and other volunteers from Xylem. They collected and recorded water quality data in EarthEcho's worldwide #MonitorWater database.

  SPOTLIGHT

Alumna Appointed to Board

In one of the quickest votes in the history of YES Prep, the Board of Directors unanimously voted alumna Luly Castillo onto the board this April. Castillo is the first ever YES Prep graduate appointed to the board.

HEADLINES

  • White Oak teacher, Lawrence Battle, speaks with U.S. News & World Report about the importance of more men and women of color in the classroom.
  • YES Prep middle school students learn about applied engineering from Rice undergraduates in For the Love of Learning.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Back to College Bash
May 17, 2018, 6:30-9:00 p.m. @ St. Arnold Brewing Company. Don your college gear and join the YES Prep Professionals for food, drinks, and games benefitting YES Prep. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door.
Senior Signing Day 2018
May 29, 2018, 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. @ Minute Maid Park. This year, we will celebrate ten campuses and 1,000 new YES Prep graduates, raising our total alumni base to over 5,000. Visit our website for more information.
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