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We have one goal: to unite Chicagoans in the revitalization of the neighborhood public high school experience.
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Generation All seeks to close opportunity gaps and ensure that all students have access to an inspiring educational experience in a top‑quality neighborhood high school.
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Chicagoans are uniting to revitalize neighborhood public high schools and center them as educational anchors for the surrounding community.
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Schools for Racial Equity Summit

Generation All Leads Workshop on Identifying Equity Issues in Schools Dozens of teachers from around the city gave up their Saturday to assess racial equity issues within their own schools and across the district. The first Schools for Racial Equity Summit was organized by Chicago United for Equity and held at National Teachers Academy where faculty and community members continue to organize in resistance to the closure of this majority African-American, Level 1+ school. Our own Beatriz Ponce de Leon and Alexios…

Intern Reflection: Schools are Pillars of the Community

I grew up in California’s East San Francisco Bay Area, a diverse region which inevitably came with it’s own complex set of socioeconomic trends and tensions. I attended El Cerrito High, a mid-sized public school located in a semi-urban neighborhood just a few blocks removed from the small collection of shops and restaurants that make up downtown El Cerrito. Bordered by the stereotypically lower-income city of Richmond (with a median annual household income of around $44,000) and upper-middle class city…

Generation All statement at the July 2018 CPS Board of Education meeting

Statement to the Chicago Board of Education, July 25, 2018 Good afternoon. My name is Beatriz Ponce de Leon. I’m the executive director of Generation All. We work to expand equity in education by supporting, investing in and advocating for neighborhood public high schools and their students. Imagine that you’ve been in an accident. You’re injured so you make your way to the emergency room. The room is filled with people with a variety of injuries, from minor to life…

GenAll Intern Reflection: High School Choice isn’t Really a Choice

I grew up in Thornton, Colorado, a northern suburb of Denver. It’s a town with boundaries that straddle the boundary line between the cookie-cutter suburbs and the large swaths of prairie farmlands that make up most of the northern half of the state. Colorado has made some questionable policy decisions when it comes to education, and I feel that my experience is an example of many of the pitfalls of school choice as a public education policy decision. My high…

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