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Jenisha Khadka

Common Ground SPEAK Club
Co-founder
New Haven, CT
Jenisha Khadka is a senior at Common Ground high school. She is the co-founder of Common Ground's SPEAK club (focused on welcoming newcomers and English language learners), and is leading efforts to strengthen supports for English Language Learners at Common Ground. She has also worked in a variety of roles through Common Ground's Green Jobs Corps (including sustaining our urban farm), and stepped up as an Education Change intern (helping to develop a vision for four-year flexible student pathways). As part of her senior social justice capstone project, Jenisha has developed a plan to create multilingual welcoming signage on Common Ground's campus, and to locate flags from the nations and cultures represented at Common Ground.