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Omolara Fatiregun: Paving the Way for Economic Mobility and Racial Justice

Omolara Fatiregun: Paving the Way for Economic Mobility and Racial Justice
Omolara: Intergenerational cycles of poverty are the legacy of racism in America. Poverty fuels crime, the school-to-prison pipeline, and toxic stress—all of which wreak havoc on communities of color. State and local governments spend $3 trillion every year on services that can transform millions of lives. But too often governments invest more in the police than schools; more in foster care than in prenatal interventions. And these decisions only perpetuate cycles of poverty in communities of color.

Austin Martin: Improving Literacy and Word Acquisition through Hip Hop and Music Lyrics

Austin Martin: Improving Literacy and Word Acquisition through Hip Hop and Music Lyrics
Austin: Did you know that by the age of three, children of professionals have vocabularies two times larger than those of children from welfare families? (Hart & Risley) This creates a persistent word gap, which leads to an achievement gap, and is felt deeply by young people from lower wealth and minority cultural backgrounds. Rhymes with Reason is an e-learning app that enables essential vocabulary word acquisition via popular song lyrics.