Open Letter: Teach Us Everything

Posted by Julita Bailey-Vasco   Here at Nellie Mae, we are committed to equitable public education and teaching the truth, and those values are under attack from special interests who do not actually care about our students. We are taking a stand in support of education alongside our partners in this week’s Sunday edition of…

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: Our Stories Part One

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: Our Stories Part One Posted by Chiara Wegener   As Latinx Heritage Month comes to a close, we’d like to share some reflections from Nellie Mae’s staff and board members on what their heritage means to them. Read these personal and important stories below.     DELIA ARELLANO-WEDDLETON, DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT…

A Letter from Our Youth Advisors

Photo by Juan Carlos Becerra on Unsplash, Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   To the United States Secretary of Education Dear Secretary of Education Cardona, Congratulations on your confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education, and the wonderful opportunity to support young people nationwide. We attend public schools in Lawrence, Mass. and are members of Elevated Thought, an art…

Hope for a Brighter Future

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash, Posted by Chiara Wegener   This new year has caused me to pause and reflect over the past 12 months. The events of the past year have made me even more aware of hope that I have for a brighter future for me, my family, and the youth that I have…