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Wendy Osefo's 1954 Equity Project boosts graduation rates for minorities on college campuses
Wendy Osefo, A&S '09 (MAG), is known as a national political and current events commentator, appearing on cable news networks including Fox News, HLN, and Russia Today.
Following the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody, Osefo founded the 1954 Equity Project, named for the Supreme Court's landmark decision to desegregate public schools. Through mentorship services, advocacy training, and workshop retreats, the project aims to boost graduation rates for minorities on college campuses including Bowie State and Howard. Osefo, a visiting assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Education, is a 2017 recipient of the university's Diversity Recognition Award for her research on how race and class influence the educational trajectories of minority students.
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