Alhambra residents Mariangely Solis Cervera and Catherine Chiang join Teach for America

Alhambra High School alumnae Mariangely Solis Cervera and Catherine Chiang will join Teach for America's 2012 teaching corps. This fall, 10,000 corps members will be teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country.

“More than 16 million children are growing up below the poverty line, and unless things change, only 8 percent of them will get through college by the time they’re 24,” said Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America. “Given the progress we’re seeing in schools and districts across the country, we know this is a solvable problem. I’m so inspired by the individuals in our large and diverse corps who have chosen to join the effort to tackle it. With hard work, dedication, and the partnership of their schools and communities, they are poised to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of students while gaining the perspective and experience necessary for a lifetime of educational leadership and advocacy.”

Cervera graduated from AHS in 2008 and Mount St. Mary's College in 2012. She will be teaching in Houston. Chiang also graduated from AHS in 2008 and from UCLA in 2012. She will be teaching in New York.

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