Hope, Grit, and Resilience – Fathers and Families Center’s Keys to Educational Success

Last Updated by Rudy L Duran on

What motivates some students to keep going, despite their hardships and complete their education? What makes others fail? Here, former high school principal Dr. Rudy Duran explores how to create an environment that cultivates students of hope, grit, and resilience.

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How Can We Impact the Homelessness Issue in Our Community?

Last Updated by Laura Alvarado on

Homelessness is not caused by one issue but rather the complexities surrounding multiple issues. It takes a total civic response that includes the private and public sectors to impact the issue of homelessness. Learn more about how School on Wheels is supporting Indianapolis youth who are experiencing homelessness.

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Lesvi De La Cruz: A Message to My Fellow Graduates

Last Updated by Lesvi Delacruz on

For Lesvi, getting her high school diploma and going to college was a long shot. Her junior year she decided to drop out of school and joined the work force. After various dead end jobs, she realized the only way to get ahead was by getting my education so I enrolled in Christel House DORS. Read more in Lesvi's 2015 Christel House DORS Graduation Speech.

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Event Summary: Conversation About Education - Building a Grad Nation

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John Bridgeland, well known for his Building a Grad Nation, conducted a conversation about education on May 19th.  The conversation was moderated by Eric Weddle. The conversation provided thought provoking ideas about the graduation rate in the United States.  Building a Grad Nation has a target of a 90% graduation rate by the year 2020 and has been supported by the last four Presidents of the U

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Making More of the Future than a Hard Life Inherited

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J. Michael Durnil, Ph.D., is the Simon Youth Foundation President and CEO. Simon Youth Foundation has existed to help youth who are at risk of dropping out of high school stay on the path to graduation. They do so with their Simon Youth Academies and Simon Youth Scholarships. Click "Read more" to see how Simon Youth Foundation has impacted lives.

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