Monthly Archives: April 2011

Meeting Snuffleupagus

In eight days, I will arrive at Echoing Green’s finalist weekend in New York City. On Thursday night, all 30 finalists will attend The Big Bold Benefit, an Echoing Green fundraiser at which the organization’s supporters get to meet the 30 fellowship finalists. At the event, half the finalists will present posters, while the rest […]

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Meet Our Tutor: Romello

Romello, one of our 9th grade tutors, texted me on a Tuesday morning about a month ago. He let me know that he would be missing that afternoon’s tutoring session – he had to attend to a personal matter at home. On Wednesday, Romello was back, his usual smile present on his face. I asked […]

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Be Bold

Echoing Green often reminds fellowship applicants to “Be Bold.” Guided by this simple directive, I approached two questions that have been on my mind recently. 1) How can Reach influence the current conversation about education reform? 2) As Reach’s budget grows, how can we create new revenue through special events? I admit to a growing […]

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Meet Our Student: Abria

When I ask Abria how she’s doing, she generally responds with, “No.” It seems to be her favorite word, regardless of its appropriateness within the conversation being had. Abria makes a game out of saying no. Generally, her tutor, Joyce, does a good job of remaining patient and consistent, ensuring that Abria eventually actually does […]

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Solution Focused Reform

Reach has had some great victories in recent weeks. We got a tremendous jump on fundraising for our upcoming expansion. We also learned, via Echoing Green, that Reach’s model is beginning to gain recognition in the larger, national nonprofit community. Lastly, behind the scenes, Reach’s board continues to work hard to build the structures necessary […]

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