Alicia Pratt | Coalition Coordinator
I joined the Coalition in January 2022 as the Social Media Coordinator, then transitioned to the role of Coalition Coordinator in the summer of 2022. I have a BFA in Creative Writing from the Pratt Institute in NY and worked as an English teacher in Beijing China, and dual-language teacher in Cancun, Mexico. I look forward to advocating for language justice and a multilingual Rhode Island. Having education systems that foster multilingualism will better serve the diverse community I cherish and I am excited to be part of this important work.
Stevent Cleto | Social Media & Community Liasion
I joined the Coalition in June 2022. For me, languages have been important to me for as long as I can remember. Being raised in a household that mainly spoke Spanish, and having an education primarily in English opened me to many opportunities. In the educational sense, but also in the exposure to different cultures, people, and ways of thinking. In my opinion, languages can solve a lot of the world issues that we have today, from acceptance to
conflict. Joining the Coalition is a great first step to advocate for a multilingual education for all. I’m excited for all that we will accomplish with this amazing team!