Kesewaa ('11) Joins DiCo on Staff at AFBHS after Graduating Yale

August 03, 2015

Former debater Kesewaa Boateng (class of 2011) finished up her college career at Yale University where she majored in Film Studies and joined DiCo on staff at Achievement First Brooklyn High School as a Teacher-in-Residence in 9th Grade Composition. Kesewaa was the first student in DiCo's career to ever advance to elimination rounds at a national tournament (she was a quarter-finalist at Harvard in 2010.)  In the 2016-17 school year, she stepped up as the World History teacher for 10th grade. (While of course helping coach the team!)

Jazly ('12) Wins Fulbright After Graduating from Harvard

July 24, 2016

Jazly Liriano (former debater, class of 2012) graduated from Harvard College with bachelor of arts in Human Evolutionary Biology and a language citation in Portuguese. She will also have licenses to teach middle and high school biology and middle school general science in the state of Massachusetts. Her Fulbright project is researching a teacher education program in Salvador, Brazil to learn about how it prepares teachers to address issues of race and class in schools.

Jonathan ('13) Featured in Stony Brook Campaign

April 01, 2016

A former debater (class of 2013) Jonathan is completing his pre-medical studies at Stony Brook University, where he was recently profiled in the university's fundraising campaign for his exceptional life story.

Weeks' ('10) Non-Profit Featured in Huffington Post

ENZA Academy is a non-profit founded by Weeks Mensah (debater, class of 2010). ENZA addresses the achievement gap in technology by specifically recruiting students of color in low-income communities and teaches them how to code.

Martin ('11) Wins Fulbright After Graduating from Boston College

May 01, 2015

After Martin Gamboa (class of 2011) graduated from Boston College in 2015, he went on to represent the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship in Poland to study education.

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