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How Can We Empower Students in Boyle Heights?

Jackie Ramirez

There's a education gap in Boyle Heights, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Of its nearly 100,00 residents, only a third of of those over 25 have a high school diploma and just 5 percent have a four-year degree, a low rate for the county. Working with The California Endowment and artist Will.i.am's i.am.angel Foundation, College Track--a nonprofit that builds education centers in undeserved neighborhoods--is wrapping up its second year in Boyle Heights, serving over 100 students.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love that this teacher is putting in time and his own resources to make the environment of his school better for the kids. The fact he's not waiting for improvements, and just going for it, should serve as an example for all teachers. Looking forward to seeing what the will.i.am program will do for the kids too. Do you know of any other teachers like this one?