Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.
— Assata Shakur

Hella Alex Abebe

Program Manager

Education Background: African American Studies, Sociology, Developmental Psychology

Last two professional locations and titles:  Grade Team Leader/Kindergarten Teacher, Teach For America; Corps Member

What was your favorite childhood book? Crysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

What inspires you to support literacy? The entire community in which I interact with continues to inspire me to support literacy. Everyone from principals to parents and all staff members I engage with daily bring to life the work being done. 

What makes Literacy Trust special to you? I love how we empower and inspire our people in the work we do. Hearing the various success stories from the community and pairing that with the goal of becoming a social justice organization has truly made me reflect on how fortunate I am to be working alongside such great individuals.