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Why Not Work-Study?

Why Not Work-Study?

Published: Apr 20, 2021   |   Author: Tina Fernandez   |   No Comments

One of the things that surprised me from our recent research on Achieve Atlanta Scholar Finances was how few Achieve Atlanta Scholars are employed in Federal Work-Study jobs. The Federal […]

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The Continuing Challenges of Online Learning

The Continuing Challenges of Online Learning

Published: Dec 18, 2020   |   Author: Tina Fernandez   |   No Comments

“These are unprecedented times” “Due to COVID-19” “You’re invited to a ZOOM [party, baby shower, meeting, gender reveal, fundraiser]” “Self-care, staycation, social-distance” “You’re muted.” “Ma’am, only two [bottles of Lysol, […]

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A Message to Achieve Atlanta Scholars

A Message to Achieve Atlanta Scholars

Published: Jun 1, 2020   |   Author: Tina Fernandez   |   No Comments

For the last few days I have been grieving for George Floyd, who was murdered in broad daylight by a police officer. I also grieve for countless other Black people whose lives have been unjustly terminated because of their race. I grieve for those who continue to be persecuted because of their religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, or immigration status. I grieve that our country has not lived up to its promise or potential. I grieve for all we have lost and will continue to lose due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OneGoal Metro Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response

OneGoal Metro Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response

Published: May 8, 2020   |   Author: Achieve Atlanta   |   No Comments

Taylor Ramsey is the Executive Director of OneGoal Metro Atlanta, one of our College Access Partners. Prior to this role, Taylor served as VP of training and support at Teach For America, leading their national summer teacher training institute, overseeing a team of 100 staff members, working in close concert with APS to serve summer school students, and training over 1,800 teachers. As a first-generation college student, Taylor knows the power of a postsecondary opportunity and is honored to lead OneGoal as part of the broader Achieve Atlanta education effort, in partnership with APS. 

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