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Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers Episode 5

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers presents a new episode focused on education and accessibility in Yonkers. This podcast highlights a learning institution that is working to deconstruct the barriers to educational success.

The Charter School of Educational Excellence: Educational Access and Community Involvement hosted by Sarah Almeida examines how the Charter School of Educational Excellence on Warburton Avenue is working to provide a high quality, rigorous education for youth in the community. Featuring interviews with the school’s Superintendent, Cindy Lopez and one of the school’s co-founders, Sobeida Cruz, listeners will encounter the ways this charter school takes an individualized approach to education in order to meet the needs of their students. 87% of the student population faces economic disparities and 13% are English language learners. During the episode, Mrs. Cruz also details how she became an active citizen and educator 32 years ago. In addition to discussing the impact of the charter school in the community.

Listeners will be moved by the unique stories of local educators in their endeavors to create a more equitable learning environment in Yonkers. More importantly, this podcast encourages the community to continue breaking down barriers that impede instruction while also providing resources to support youth in this journey.

These podcasts can be listened to on the digital archive.