Alec Ross on Education
One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools
After college, Alec moved to Baltimore to teach in the City's public schools--6th grade at Booker T. Washington Middle School. Alec saw firsthand the inequities in our school system and implemented programs connecting his students to opportunities in
higher education and conflict resolution. It's also where he met his wife, Felicity, who taught in the classroom across the hall--and continues to teach in Baltimore City public schools today.
Recognizing the inequities that made it nearly impossible for low-income families to get ahead, Alec co-founded a non-profit start-up called One Economy, which helped deliver
high-speed Internet access, educational content and education to low-income communities. One Economy started in a basement and grew into a global organization serving millions of low-income families.
Source: 2018 Maryland gubernatorial campaign website AlecRoss.com
, May 2, 2017
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