The Activist Bringing Tech Training to the Bronx

The Wall Street Journal | by Hannah Bloch

 

“I know the Bronx like the back of my hand,” says Jerelyn Rodriguez. Born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic, Ms. Rodriguez was raised in the South Bronx by her mother, a schoolteacher who enrolled her in a KIPP charter school, a pioneering college-preparatory program for disadvantaged students.

Now, from a headquarters in the South Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, three miles from where she grew up, Ms. Rodriguez is working to educate others. In 2014, she co-founded and became CEO of the Knowledge House,…

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