Awardees: Michelle Rudy (HGSE) & Rodrigo Dorador (HKS)

Summary:In Arizona, the graduation rate for English language learners is 18%, the lowest graduation in the entire country. The current school system is simply not designed to meet these students’ needs. Cultivate is a school designed for the unique needs and assets of immigrant and migrant students. From evidence based instructional practices for English language learning, to culturally affirming pedagogy, to a lifeworthy curriculum, to trauma-informed teaching, every aspect of this school is designed to create the conditions for migrant students to thrive