Nilesh Patel (he/him/his) had the importance of education instilled in him at a young age. His grandparents and
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“As a product of Fort Worth public schools, I am an example of the transformational power of education.
“As a first-generation high-school graduate, it took me until my freshman year of college to realize that the
Throughout his career, Charles Stanley, Jr. (he/him/his) has seen few Black men running charter management organizations. “The reimagining
Nolan McDaniel, J.D. (he/him/his) was drawn to education from a young age after watching his mother’s work with
Alana Jenkins (she/her/hers) finds her heritage in Gullah, an indigenous African American culture. In Gullah, the proverb “mus