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As a volunteer leadership coach with Braven, I had the privilege of working with talented undergrads—many of whom were first-generation college students—who were eager to make their mark on the world. These students told courageous stories of what it was like to navigate college on their own. Today, on #ProofPointDay, when we celebrate all first-generation college students and graduates, I wanted to reflect on what I learned from some incredible young people.
In honor of #ProofPointDay and first-generation college students and graduates everywhere, EP leaders reflect on why today matter so much for all of us, and for our work.
EP Fellow Ivan Rahman writes, "It seems to me that we habitually let the urgency of our work—of lesson planning, grading, teaching, strategizing, and so on—harbor us from delving into critical big-picture discussions. I’m talking about the kind of discussions that force us to pause and reflect on the systemic variables that shape the lives of the youth we serve."
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we want to dive into the challenges and opportunities for AAPI students. Today we talk with EP Alumna Erica Mosca , founder and executive director of the nonprofit college access program Leaders in Training and a teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada.