Nadia Lopez: Why open a school? To close a prison
Nadia Lopez: Përse të hapim një shkollë? Që të mbyllim një burg
Nadia Lopez is the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, where she is showing the world how underprivileged communities can beat the odds and create positive institutions that have a global impact. Full bio
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Bridges Academy in 2010,
kur hapa Mott Hall Bridges Academy,
për të mbyllur një burg.
in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn --
në lagjen Brownsville të Brooklyn-it --
and violent neighborhoods
dhe të braktisura
with high poverty rates,
me shkallë të lartë të varfërisë,
të cilët arrijnë t'i kuptojnë
of a disadvantaged community,
children as early as fourth grade.
qysh nga klasa e katërt.
that was a district public school,
të sektorit publik,
were below grade level
below the poverty level.
ask my 13-year-old,
njërin nga 13 vjeçarët,
live that long."
ishte të punonte në restorant fast-food.
of working in a fast-food restaurant.
që ata nuk ia kishin idenë fare
because they're lifelong learners.
ngase ata janë nxënës të përjetshëm.
dhe përgatitje për karrierë.
and career readiness.
of purple and black,
vjollcën dhe të zezën,
that they are descendants of greatness,
se ata janë pasardhës të së zgjuarës,
take over this world.
dhe do e marrin botën para.
competitive high schools
në shkollat e mesme më të mira
met Brandon Stanton,
takoi Brandon Stanton,
"Humans of New York."
"Humans of New York."
of a young man from Brownsville
e një të riu nga Brownsville
i një akti të dhunës,
being thrown off of a roof.
be influenced by a principal
that believes in all children.
që beson te të gjithë fëmijët.
of our underprivileged children
fëmijëve tanë nevojtare
make education a priority.
dollars being raised
1.4 milion dollarë
to colleges and universities,
kolegjeve dhe universiteteve,
Teknologji, Inxhinieri, Art e Matematikë)
from Brownsville visited Harvard,
nga Brownsville vizituan Harvardin,
was a real possibility.
tanimë nuk ishte vetëm një ëndërr.
that had been imposed upon them
is happening in our schools,
është duke ndodhur në shkollat tona,
that inspire children.
that is not perfect.
i cili nuk është i përsosur.
what is the best curriculum.
për ta bërë planin mësimor më të mirë.
to often provide resources
nga gjepat e tyre për të siguruar burime
to give feedback,
to be just as successful
të jenë të suksesshëm
every single day,
my personal cell number,
numrin personal të telefonit,
and those who graduated --
dhe ata që janë diplomuar --
phone calls and text messages
telefonata dhe mesazhe
për të arritur sukses,
in our classrooms.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERNadia Lopez - Educator
Nadia Lopez is the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, where she is showing the world how underprivileged communities can beat the odds and create positive institutions that have a global impact.
Why you should listen
Dr. Nadia Lopez is pioneering a path of inspired leadership. The founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a New York City Public School, Lopez became a viral sensation after one of her students was featured on the popular blog, Humans of New York. Millions of people around the world discovered the positive learning environment, high expectations and growing success rate at her school, which is located right in the middle of one of the most under-served communities in America. In 2015 a Humans of New York fundraiser raised $1.4 million to take Lopez's students on college trips that include Harvard University, Summer STEAM programs and college scholarships.
Lopez's story was shared across numerous media outlets and resulted in her guest appearing on the Ellen Show, visiting President Barack Obama at the White House and receiving the Medal of Distinction from Barnard College. In addition, Lopez was honored alongside First Lady Michelle Obama with the Change Agent Award at the Black Girls Rock show hosted on BET Networks.
Lopez's passion, belief in children and strong conviction has been unwavering in her belief that her community needs strong leadership. Despite the adversities she faced in opening Mott Hall Bridges Academy in 2010, Lopez is encouraged and inspired to see children overcome the "beautiful challenges" of Brownsville and ensuring that they are admitted into some of the most competitive high schools in New York City. Understanding the power of programming, Lopez continues to impact the lives of children through her "She Is Me" and "I Matter" initiatives, which have served thousands of youth throughout Central Brooklyn by providing workshops, forums and mentoring. Lopez continues to influence and inspire the world through her company The Lopez Effect, which offers a blueprint for personal and organizational success.
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