He Helps Parents Get a Second Chance at Learning
Elisha Brown, The New York Times
Croilot Semexan moved from Port-au-Prince to Bridgeport, Connecticut, as a young child. In school, he struggled to fit in. Today, he sees many parallels between his journey and those of the parents he works with at the Educational Alliance, a nonprofit organization in New York City.
Since 2013, Semexan has helped parents of children who are enrolled in the group's Head Start program pursue education. He guides prospective students through the application process to vocational schools, high school equivalency programs, or two- or four-year college, teaches financial literacy, and runs an English as a Second Language program.