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February 12, 2016

Meet Maria Godinez, YES Prep Northbrook High School Student

By Natalie Lund

Maria Godinez is a freshman at YES Prep Northbrook High School, a SKY partnership school that opened this fall within Spring Branch ISD's Northbrook High School. Read about her experience in a YES Prep partnership school below.   How did you become a YES Prep Northbrook High School student? I went... READ MORE

February 12, 2016

YES Prep Represents at the Teach for America 25th Anniversary Summit

By Natalie Lund

The first weekend of February was cause for celebration in our nation's capital for many YES Prep staff members. It was the Teach for America 25th Anniversary Summit, an event drawing over 15,000 attendees. Founder Chris Barbic is a TFA alumnus, and, currently, 239 of YES Prep's 1,100 employees are... READ MORE

February 05, 2016

Meet Mr. Moses and Jaydon, A YES Prep Teacher-Student Duo

By Natalie Lund

Jaydon Oworu is an 11th grade student at YES Prep Brays Oaks. He is on the varsity basketball team and the debate committee and participates in the African Student Alliance and National Honors Society. He is also an IMPACT scholar. In college, he wants to study business.   Jeevan Moses is a college... READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Meet Laureen Wimbley, Advanced Teacher

By Natalie Lund

Laureen Wimbley is an Advanced Teacher on YES Prep's Teacher Continuum and a recipient of the TFA Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has taught 6th grade science at YES Prep Southwest for eight years. Below, she discusses what keeps her at YES Prep and why it's important for teachers to... READ MORE

January 22, 2016

A Rigorous Interview: The Key to Finding the Right Job for You

By Ana Wolfowicz, Director of Recruitment

In 2013, I engaged in a series of conversations and interviews with YES Prep Public Schools to serve as the organization’s new Director of Recruitment. At the time, I would have classified myself as a “passive candidate,” which is recruitment-speak for someone who is not actively looking for a new... READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Meet Juston Daniels, YES Prep Alumnus and Cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

By Natalie Lund

Juston Daniels graduated from YES Prep East End in 2012 and is now a Cadet and Systems Engineering major at the United States Military Academy at West Point. We asked him about his life at the academy, his involvement in the National Society for Black Engineers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of... READ MORE