Divyesh describes how upstanding Hindu monks bridged religious differences and reached out to a community in need following a devastating hurricane in Hawai'i.
Alina is this year's president of SAMEAN (South Asian Middle Eastern Arab North African) Voices. An active member of the group for the last four years, as president this year she acted on the demands of the uprisings for racial and social justice from this summer in order to build community, raise awareness, and take action.
With help from a Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant, a teacher turns a dream into reality.
Read Cicada's scholarship-winning essay from Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Cicada explores themes of gender and exclusion in their own life and To Kill a Mockingbird.
After the murder of George Floyd, Marisa Del Pino and Jennifer Macon knew that more had to be done to combat systemic racism. Together, they pitched the idea of creating an Equity and Justice Initiative with the goal of understanding and confronting issues of systemic racism so that all students on campus can thrive in a learning environment where equity and justice prevail. Grover Cleveland Charter High School's principal, Cindy Duong supported the plan and established a team in August 2020 to carry out a three-year plan of action.
Read a scholarship winning essay from our 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Student author Ewurakua shares her family's personal experiences with racism and discrimination in their own community and draws connections to the novel To kill a Mockingbird.
For educators in international schools, like Humanities teacher Ann Whiting, online courses provide an opportunity to discover new publications, teaching methods, and other educators. Read her story.