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  • Oct 14, 2021

    For Their Ancestors: Sisters Celebrate Latinx Heritage

    When you ask Elm City College Prep Middle students – and sisters—Leislani and Milani why celebrating Latinx Heritage month is important, the reason is clear. It is for their ancestors. For the girls, celebrating their ancestors is essential. And, honoring their roots and remembering how culture is formed are two ways they choose to celebrate. […]

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  • Oct 06, 2021

    ‘I’m Dominican and Proud’: Meet Jayvien

    Hi, Jayvien! What is your favorite part about being Latinx? I’m Dominican, and my favorite part is probably the food, especially locrio de salami con maiz. It’s white rice, and then my mom puts ingredients in it to make it orange, and then she puts in salami and then she cooks it with the rice […]

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  • Sep 29, 2021

    You Are Welcome: Meet The LASO President

    Whoever you are, you are welcome. That is the message Gabby wants every member of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) at AF Amistad High to receive.  Now LASO’s president, this is a culture Gabby has helped build within the organization since she joined it four years ago. A 12th-grader, Gabby is proud that LASO […]

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  • Sep 24, 2021

    Celebrating Family: A Latinx Heritage Month Reflection

    Latinx Heritage Month is a time for celebrating family. For Josmeilyn, an AF North Brooklyn Prep Middle seventh- grader, that means celebrating family roots in the Dominican Republic. It is a culture she identifies with deeply. Josmeilyn knows what it is to be a New Yorker. And she knows what it is to be Dominican, […]

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  • Sep 23, 2021

    2021 Latinx Heritage Month Book List

    In honor of Latinx Heritage month, we’ve put together a book list featuring Latinx authors and characters. The collection offers options for students in elementary, middle, and high school — we also added a few books for our parents and teachers. Do you have more Latinx book recommendations? Send them to moments@achievementfirst.org and we’ll add […]

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  • Sep 17, 2021

    Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month

    In celebrating Latinx Heritage Month, we are celebrating something much bigger than any one tradition. This month is a recognition of persistence, resistance, and pride. What is Latinx Heritage Month? The textbooks will tell us about its origins. We know that it began as a week-long observance in 1968. The month-long celebration, as we know […]

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  • Sep 09, 2021

    Meet Angel: Aspiring Manga Artist and Author

    Angel is an eleventh-grade scholar at AF Amistad High who dreams of becoming a manga artist and author. This summer, completed an intro to playwriting course, where he learned a few lessons about writing and life. We spoke with Angel to learn a little more about him and his passion. Read on below. Tell me […]

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  • Sep 02, 2021

    Meet Francheska Dominique: Founding Principal of AF Envision Elementary

    Francheska Dominique is the founding principal of AF Envision Elementary in Providence, which opened its doors this school year. Tell us about yourself, where are you from? What are some of your favorite hobbies? I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to New York City when I started teaching. I now live […]

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