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Saturday, June 15 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Attaining Educational Equity through Community Schools

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This panel will discuss the push and need for educational equity for historically underserved students. The public schools of today are a symptom of an unfair system that is failing to fulfill the promise of providing a gateway to a strong democracy and racial and economic justice. We will delve into the Community Schools Model and how its implementation has the potential to rectify many of the systemic issues plaguing our public schools.

This panel will be followed by a breakout session for those who wish to continue discussing the Community Schools Model in a smaller group.

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Chloe Chigro

My name is Chloe Chigro! I am 17 years old and a student at Centennial High School. I am active part of my community by volunteering at the El Pueblo History Museum. In the past, I volunteered at the Rawlings Library, the Southern Colorado Labor Council, and Pueblo Indivisible. I... Read More →
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Robert Donovan

Robert Donovan is an educator in Pueblo City Schools, and for the last 6 years he has worked on the East Side of town as a social studies teacher at Risley International Academy of Innovation. In addition to teaching, Robert is a passionate advocate of Community Schools. Through a... Read More →
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Dr. Velia Rincon

Dr. Velia Rincon is a first generation Chicana born in Guymon, Oklahoma and raised in Fruita, Colorado. Her parents were born in Chihuahua, Mexico and began their life in the United States from humble beginnings as fieldworkers. In 2000, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree... Read More →
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Esperanza Saucedo

Esperanza Saucedo is a proud mother of 5 children and currently involved with the Pueblo Education Coalition to bring the Community Schools model to our city. For the last four years, Esperanza has worked with the Migrant Education Program and currently serves as the president of... Read More →
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Kyle Serrette

senior policy analyst, National Education Association (NEA)
Kyle Serrette is a senior policy analyst at the National Education Association (NEA). He works with NEA affiliates and allies to form education coalitions, develop campaign strategies, deepen NEA affiliate and ally understanding of key school improvement policies, and helps coordinate... Read More →
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Denise Torrez

Denise Torrez is a native Puebloan who has been teaching in Pueblo City Schools for 28 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado State University-Pueblo, a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Adams State College, and Principal’s Licensure... Read More →

Saturday June 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm MDT
Ballroom (Main Level) 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81001, USA