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Dallas Grad Renee Micha'el Jones Publishes AlphaBlack


Renee Jones, author and Free Minds Dallas grad

Renee Miche’al Jones, a 2015 graduate of the Clemente Course in Dallas, has just published her first book, AlphaBlack, a cultural learning resource for children and educators. AlphaBlack is aimed at providing tools of African and African American awareness and self-esteem to urban youth, nurturing in young children a love of reading and a love of Black culture.


Renee was a bold and brilliant student in the first Dallas Clemente class, which was offered by Free Minds Dallas, partnering with Frazier Revitalization and the Foundation for Community Empowerment, as well as El Centro College. Reflecting on her experience in the Clemente Course, Renee says, "It is truly what started my turn around and helped me to get my life back." In 2018, Renee graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology.


Since completing her Clemente Course, Renee has focused on offering resources for diversity awareness for public schools and families. And she’s working on her next books, of course. Renee is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Development Psychology from Northcentral University in San Diego. She expects to graduate in August 2021.

Congratulations to Clemente graduate Renee Jones for her extraordinary accomplishments!


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