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Maria Rivera

Chicago Public School teacher who is featured in a new documentary, The Homestretch.

Maria Rivera is a mother, wife, public-school teacher and writer who currently lives on the southwest side of Chicago. Born and raised in and around Detroit, Michigan, Maria came to Chicago in the early 1990’s with her brothers, in pursuit of an education and a better life. She works as an educator in the Chicago Public School system and with many educational partner organizations such as Chicago Shakespeare Theater and 826CHI.

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