// September News Slice: Back to School Edition

Welcome to the SWS News Slice, a summary of our top five news articles in education from the past month.

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// Project Spotlight: The Detroit Literacy Project

Nearly half of Detroit’s adult population is functionally illiterate, which makes job search and economic mobility nearly impossible. Chief Program Officer Rose Wong and her project committee members Vaibhavi Shah, Maddie Tobolewski, and Kevin Stephen are striving to change that with the Detroit Literacy Project.

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// July 14th-16th: National SWS Team gathers in Pittsburgh, PA!

For over a year, the National Starts with Soap team had worked together almost exclusively remotely via text, video chat, and other means.Not all of us had met each other - until now. For three (well, maybe two and a half) short days in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a group of 13 crazy college kids met up to brainstorm about education reform, eat a lot of food, and have a dandy ol’ experience.

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// This Is Our Story: A letter from your founders

Dear Reader,

First and foremost: If you are on this page it means you are passionate about or at least interested in fighting for educational equity -- that is, the pursuit of equal opportunity and access to resources in schools across the nation. For this we thank you and are grateful you are here. This is the mission of our organization and the seed that has planted entire sunflower fields across our organization. It is the idea that started it all.

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