Dr. Rebecca Joseph was named An Unsung Hero of LA County in early March by the California Community Foundation. Dr. Joseph is part of a month long exhibit at LA Plaza LA and is featured as part of the LA Heroes websites–www.calfund.org/laheroes
The following is from her place in the exhibit.
Professor, Cal State LA
I walk two roads that lead to one powerful destination: college access and success for first generation students. On one road, I train aspiring teachers to be effective, social justice educators for all students and to serve as advocates to get their students on the path to match colleges, successful careers and meaningful, happy lives. On the other road, I travel around Los Angeles and the country giving workshops about college readiness and success to parents and guardians, students and educators. I created getmetocollege.org, write frequent blogs and offer an app that tracks college admission essay prompts. These powerful yet simple tools are an incredible resource for students.
I get emotional about the idea of breaking cycles together. But one person isn’t enough. I work with hundreds of teachers and counselors so our power is multiplied, helping thousands and thousands of kids succeed in school and get to college.
Learn more at getmetocollege.org.
Photo by N. Montes