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Heading back to the classroom

"Angel Torres [LSNA Board Member] was offered a full-tuition scholarship to complete a master’s degree in math education at Northeastern Illinois University. He took it, and will spend another year learning instead of teaching."

Grow Your Own Teachers (GYO) program receives national award from National Association for Multicultural Education

The Grow Your Own Teacher (GYO) program grew out of LSNA's nationally recognized parent mentor program.

Northeastern Illinois University to Receive AACTE Award for Support of Global Diversity

This award notes in particular the success of the Grow Your Own Teachers program in "develop[ing] competent, dedicated and culturally aware teachers who are committed to making a difference in their neighborhood schools.”

Raising up teachers in your backyard

“We developed a vision of opening the doors of ‘fortress’ schools and helping them function as centers of community,” remembers Joanna Brown, LSNA’s lead education organizer. It began at Funston Elementary when an innovative principal OK’d an LSNA proposal to train some Spanish-speaking moms in tutoring skills ..."

Growing Talents, Growing Leaders

Can we count on you to help LSNA Grow Community Leaders by making a tax-exempt donation in fiscal year 2010?