Meet Charter Champions

Families, school communities, and alumni impacting change for all students

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CHARTER CHAMPION

Nellie Bostic

Nellie Bostic is an Achievement First parent. Her granddaughter, Destiny, goes to AF Brooklyn High School.

action:

Attended a day of action to speak with state legislators about supporting public charter schools.

outcome:

Ms. Bostic convinced her local assemblyman to attend an event at Achievement First charter school.

CHARTER CHAMPION

Estefani Orellana

Estefani Orellana attended KIPP Academy Lynn from 5th to 8th grade.

action:

Estefani wrote a blog post about her passion for the expansion of charter schools.

outcome:

Estefani’s post has helped shine a light on the importance of excellent schools, and her blog contributed to the effort to implement quality schools in areas that need them the most.

CHARTER CHAMPION

Veronica Egas

Veronica Egas is an Achievement First parent in Connecticut. Her daughter, Verolu, attends Elm City College Preparatory Charter School.

action:

Veronica regularly speaks with legislators to advocate for public charter schools. She mobilized in New Haven City Hall to support the construction of Amistad Academy High School. She delivered testimony to the State Board of Education to ensure her daughter's school remain open.

outcome:

Due to Veronica and parents like her, the city and state approved the opening of the school, and now Amistad Academy High is one of the best schools in Connecticut.

CHARTER CHAMPION

Pertreena Cherrie

Pertreena Cherrie’s daughter Deanna attends KIPP Academy Boston.

action:

Writes op-eds, visits elected officials, participates in chapter meetings and parent trainings.

outcome:

Pertreena is now a leader among education advocates, sits on the FES Parent Leadership Council, and facilitates meetings and recruitment calls for events.

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