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January 4, 2012

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January 4, 2012

I worked with CrossingBarriers for my senior honors thesis at St. Catherine University which focused on organizations that promote social change in immigrant communities. CrossingBarriers is well-organized by passionate staff and board members. The staff act as positive mentors by providing students with the tools necessary to develop life-long leadership skills to address social issues in their communities. By encouraging students to actively participate in the community by talking at school board meetings, with police officers, parents, and other community members, CrossingBarriers works to build a community coalition capable of creating systemic change. I strongly support and respect the work of CrossingBarriers and hope the organization will continue to grow and empower even more young leaders in marginalized communities to become agents of change.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 18, 2011

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October 18, 2011

i am a huge fan of Crossing Barriers. They have been very active in Eden Prairie schools advocating for low-income students and families. I have worked closely with the Executive Director Ladan and Board Member Rukia to develop an after-school tutoring program to help all kids who are struggling in school. This program has the potential to make a significant difference in my district as well as other districts in the region. Some have said the achievement gap is the greatest injustice that is facing our country. Thankfully, Crossing Barriers is in the trenches doing the hands on work to close the achievement gap as well as working to make changes at the policy level. Great people doing excellent work on a significant challenge facing our Country. I strongly encourage you to support Crossing Barriers.

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Crossing barriers between whites and blacks in our community so we can work together to close the achievement gap for all kids

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Find them more money so they could increase their capacity so other districts could benefit from Crossing Barriers working in their community/

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2011

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