Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a self-identified “Jamericanadian,” was born in Vancouver, Canada, but spent her first 5 years in Kingston, Jamaica, where her family is from. When her father received a Fullbright Fellowship to work at Stanford University her family immigrated to Palo Alto, California.
Across our programs, we work to help girls and women reach their full potential and live their best life story. Through our projects, we have the opportunity to meet girls doing extraordinary things to benefit their families and communities.
The phrases “achievement gap” and “opportunity gap” have long been common in the education community. Recently, however, researchers have begun to place greater emphasis on the “word gap” — a vocabulary discrepancy between children in low versus high-income families.