“Houston’s Fifth Ward has an abundance of overgrown grass fields and dilapidated chicken restaurants: chicken and barbecue, chicken and waffles and just plain chicken.”
So begins a New York Times Sunday magazine story that features Hada Flores, a 22-year-old Houstonian of El Salvadoran origin who graduated from YES College Prep in 2003, went on to Stanford and has since returned to H-Town to teach at YES.
It’s the sort of inspiring story that we have come to expect from YES, an extraordinarily successful homegrown charter school that caters to predominantly poor, minority students.
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