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23Aug 2017
Aug 23, 2017

For Immigrants, the road to mainstream America starts in school

Did you know “small, community programs can be effective?” The Concilio’s Parents Advocating for Student Excellence (PASE) program teaches parents to become advocates for their children’s education.

Olympia Kingdom and her father had a debate as she went to college. Kingdom Ezenwa, a pharmacy technician who emigrated from Nigeria in 2001 with his wife and children, wanted his oldest daughter to become a pharmacist. She wanted to teach. Olympia won out. The University of North Texas at Dallas graduate, who came to the United States at age five, will start teaching in the Grand Prairie school district this fall.

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