Concerned about the wide achievement gap that affects children of color, a South Bronx school teacher, Gary Simons, with the support of Columbia University’s Teachers College, made it his mission to help ensure that young lives are no longer predetermined by the zip code in which they live.

He launched Prep for Prep in 1978, an organization that has prepared more than 4,400 students in New York City to study law, medicine and business at prestigious schools like Yale, Brown, Oxford and New York University.

(READ the “Making a Difference” story from CS Monitor)


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