Kara Bobroff

Executive Director, One Generation

Kara is a Diné and Lakota educator and leader who serves Indigenous youth and communities by creating spaces of learning devoted to culturally and linguistically relevant, Indigenized knowledge, holistic well-being, and land-based learning practices. Kara has dedicated her career to Indigenous Education and was the founding principal and Executive Director of the Native American Community Academy (NACA) and the NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN). Kara served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and as the past New Mexico Public Education Department Deputy Secretary for Identity, Equity and Transformation. In 2020, she founded One Generation, a project that creates transformative social change through Indigenous-led programs and partnerships that solve problems, advance equity, and serve Indigenous peoples and communities throughout the nation and locally. Literally, in her backyard.

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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