Monthly Archives: February 2011

My Memory of Matilda, a Migrant Farmworker Child

Guest Blogger Ahira Sanchez, a SAFE AmeriCorps member from the Raleigh, North Carolina area, discusses one of her first experiences helping a migrant farmworker. I met Matilda in 2001, when we were in the 5th grade. I remember that classes … Continue reading

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Can I Get A Refund on That Failure?

“Wouldn’t it be nice if taxpayers could somehow get a refund for government programs that didn’t work?” On Wednesday, February 9, in the New York Times, author David Leonhardt painted a rosy picture of social impact bonds, ignoring the potential … Continue reading

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From Harvest to Harvard

My name is Beatriz Medina; I am currently a freshman at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas. I have been a migrant since I was six months old. When my family and I migrated, we would go … Continue reading

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