I spoke with Soto about Harlem's educational landscape and how she organized other educators and parents to create an IB framework charter school, Sofara International. We also spoke about racial and socioeconomic isolation for students and the difficulty she's faced to charter Sofara International.
Less than a week ago, Starbucks released its very first LGBT commercial. Not long after, the pastor of Atlah Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem claimed Starbucks is "ground zero for Ebola" because of its LGBT appeal. So a group of us got together and decided to protest this new Atlah message in the most loving way we know: with free Starbucks coffee!
I may not be skilled enough to set a broken leg or brave enough carry a person from a burning building, but I, like my colleagues, can work to inspire a teenager to believe in his own potential, to see that her future depends on hard work and perseverance, to teach them the math they will need in high school and beyond.