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Grow Your Own Teachers Program

LSNA, Northeastern Illinois University, and CPS partner to run our local Grow Your Own Teachers program.  The program started in Logan Square as Project Nueva Generacion and has scaled up to become a statewide program in 15 more communities in Illinois. 21 Logan Square school and community leaders have graduated with bachelors degrees in bilingual education, and 38 more teacher candidates are on their way. For more information, contact Lissette Moreno-Kuri at LSNA.

Teacher candidates Teresa Nuñez, Uriel Muro, Jennifer Richter and Maria Elena Guzman travelled to Springfield to show their support for the Grow Your Own Teachers program.

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    "Grow Your Own Teachers" from U.S. News and World Report October 22, 2007

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