The Cody Academy of Public Leadership is one of United Way’s Turn-Around Schools. Cody High used to be a struggling school, but by breaking it into several smaller academies where students attended all their classes with the same group of peers, and teachers were able to spend more time with each individual student, the administration was able to foster a more close-knit and nurturing environment in which students like Donniqua can thrive.
Our story begins with 16-year old Suleiman Ibrahaim, a young man who is no longer missing classes at school. What accounts for his improved attendance rate? It’s not a new school. It’s not better teachers. It’s actually something as simple as water.
Her community helped put her on the road to success. Now she wants to give back. Meet Liz Cintron, a senior at Georgetown University and a shining