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Tierra Jolly: Living embodiment of the achievement gap

Tierra Jolly, a sixth-generation Washingtonian, LEE member, and proud teacher, shares her story about how she has been able to draw on her experiences as a biracial woman to better understand the inequities within her community.

In 2013, Tierra Jolly participated in LEE’s African-American Political Leadership Program, where she was first inspired and equipped with the skills to run for public office. The following year, Tierra was elected to the D.C. State Board of Education, becoming the youngest member of the Board, the only teacher currently serving on the Board and the youngest woman ever elected to ward-wide office in the District of Columbia. Watch her story above and click below for your opportunity to make change as a part of the People of Color Political Leadership Program.

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