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.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Crossing barriers between whites and blacks in our community so we can work together to close the achievement gap for all kids
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find them more money so they could increase their capacity so other districts could benefit from Crossing Barriers working in their community/
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
General Member of the Public & I worked closely with the Executive Director and a Board member to develop an after school tutoring program to close the achievement gap for all students.