Priority Stories | Cornelius Minor
Today we celebrate Giving Tuesday—a special day each year in which people from around the world unite through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes.
There truly isn't a better day than today for us to share a bit about our friend Cornelius Minor, who epitomizes what this day is all about—a passionate teacher, avid cyclist, and all-around awesome person who is a true inspiration!
Cornelius is a Brooklyn-based educator who works with teachers, school administrators, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in NYC and cities spanning the globe. His latest book, We Got This, explores how the work of creating more equitable school spaces is embedded in our everyday choices—specifically in the choice to really listen to kids.
As a teacher of teachers, Cornelius draws not only on his years of instructing middle school students in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent riding his Priority Apollo around the city with his wife and children by his side, shooting hoops, skateboarding, collecting rare comic books, and being forever curious. He uses his love for technology, literature, and social media to bring communities together in meaningful ways.
Since Cornelius gives so much of his time and energy to the community, on this Giving Tuesday we're very proud to be able to make a donation in his name to an organization he holds near and dear to his heart, We Need Diverse Books—a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
To learn more about We Need Diverse Books and make a donation of your own, please click here.