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D65 forum tackles declining enrollment, teacher departures

by Duncan Agnew, March 19th, 2023, “As we all know, currently in the district, it’s not equitable for all students, especially when it comes to English language learners and students who come from diverse backgrounds, because there continues to be a massive opportunity gap, specifically when it comes to students who do not speak English as a primary language,” Muboyayi said. “There’s an ongoing literacy gap. There’s an increased number of students arriving at ETHS unable to read.” read the full article

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D65 board candidates weigh in on equity and history

by Matt Simonette, February 19th, 2023, Muboyayi said that, as a Black woman in this country, her intelligence has been constantly second-guessed, and that she has been “dealing with micro-aggression and systemic racism for years. … [That] gives me enough experience to know how to right the wrongs.” read the full article

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Anyone can participate in participatory budgeting

by Gina Castro, December 13th, 2022, “The City of Evanston is looking for ways to have underserved communities participate,” said Ndona Muboyayi, participatory budgeting field manager. “A lot of these people have never had the opportunity to speak about what they want to see in their own city.” read the full article

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Advocates for Action Spotlight: Advocates for Action 2.0 Member Ndona Muboyayi

Friday, April 29, 2022, What is your biggest dream for Evanston? For Evanston to become truly equitable. True equity would include residents, the City of Evanston, companies, and the many organizations to be inclusive of all generations, races, cultures, languages, and ethnicities, with each being allowed to contribute their own expertise and point of view.  read the full article

Majestic Reign offers winter meals, summer camps for low-income Evanstonians

by Sam Stroozas, November 29th, 2021, Muboyayi said she feels like low-income communities, including older adults and immigrant and refugee families in Evanston, are overlooked, so she decided to create a nonprofit in Evanston, Majestic Reign, to help address these problems. The name Majestic Reign comes from a poem Muboyayi wrote during what she said was a “transformative” part of her life. - read the full article

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‘The Narrative Is, “You Can’t Get Ahead”’

by Conor Friedersdorf, April 3, 2021, Ndona Muboyayi wants to improve the education that public-school children, including her son and daughter, receive in Evanston, Illinois, where her mother’s family history goes back five generations.. - read the full article

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District 65 school board candidates discuss LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum

by Olivia Alexander, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor, March 31, 2021, Candidate Ndona Muboyayi also believes one week isn’t enough time to address any group’s inclusion. Instead of having equity weeks, as the district does now, Muboyayi said the historical achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ people should be included within the regular curriculum. - read the full article

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Our Village, The Black Evanstonian: what matters to Evanston's Black community?

by Nina Kavin, Mar 16, 2021, They provide meals, financial support, referrals for mental and physical health, substance abuse and trauma, and training/education, and advocate for the Black community at city and board levels.- read the full article

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Ndona Muboyayi, Candidate for District 65 School Board

by Mary Helt Gavin, March 15th, 2021, To address the academic achievement gap, the district needs educators who are equipped to deal with the diverse student body and that does not mean simply hiring educators of color; what it means is training and hiring educators who are equipped to deal with intersectionality. - read the full article

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Candidates focus on racial dynamics of possible new school

by Jeff Hirsh, January 20, 2021, Another non-incumbent, Ndona Muboyayi, suggested the sale of bonds to finance a 5th Ward school. Muboyayi said the current environment in District 65 is “toxic,” with “one side calling everyone white supremacists, and the other side saying you don’t care about us. We have to get away from that,” she added. - read the full article

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