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FEBRUARY ISSUE 2018

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Bold Commitment to Equity

Want to get to know YES Prep's executive leadership team? Follow our Bold Commitment to Equity blog series and learn more about how each member of the team works to eliminate educational injustices and achieve social justice. Meet Chief of Staff Carmen Darville, Chief Advancement Officer Ann Ziker, Chief Operating Officer Recy Benjamin Dunn, and read the Black History Month interview with Darville, Dunn, and Chief Financial Officer Millicent Chancellor.

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Alumni Spotlight

East End graduate, Salem senior, and YES Prep intern, Samantha Ramirez, shares her experience with Hurricane Harvey and how YES Prep helped her family recover even after she graduated.

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

Get Connected

On Saturday, January 27th YES Prep Northside hosted a resource fair with 41 vendors and community organizations. The event served over 100 students and families and even drew Congressman Gene Green!

  SPOTLIGHT

Parent to Parent

Why did White Oak parent, Sonia Diaz, choose YES for her son and volunteer to lead the Parent Association? Read her guest post on the blog.

HEADLINES

  • The Houston Chronicle spotlights YES Prep's Barb Campbell as a FamilyTime Woman of Achievement.
  • KHOU and ABC13 feature YES Prep East End's girls' basketball team and their coach, Martin Rather, for beating the odds.
  • Telemundo and Univision interview School Director Oscar Romano and parent Hilda Centeno about the importance of school choice.
  • KHOU discusses what makes YES Prep Eisenhower unique with School Director Jamie Downs, parent Kemba Davis, and her son, Gavin.
  • South Texas College of Law Houston hosted the third annual Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition where YES Prep West argued a fictional case.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Oil & Gas Texas Hold 'Em Tournament
March 1, 2018 @ The Corinthian
In 2017, over 60 corporate, foundation and individual sponsors helped raise nearly $1.2 million dollars supporting our 17 campuses and 12,600 students across the city of Houston. Join us for 2018!

YES Prep's Birthday
March 7, 2018
On March 7, 1998, YES Prep received its state charter and became a state-recognized charter school. Stay tuned to social media for ways to celebrate our #YESPrepbirthday!

Senior Signing Day 2018
May 29, 2018 @ 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. Stay tuned to future News Updates for more information.
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