Margi Miranda is a 2008 Teach for America Chicago corps member who teaches English at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men in Chicago, Illinois. Urban Prep is the country’s first charter high school for African-American young men and is located in what is considered to be one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Nonetheless, Margi and her colleagues lead 100% of their seniors to admission into four-year universities. Margi teaches 11th grade World Literature in addition to serving as Junior Class Advisor and coaching Speak UP, a competitive poetry team. Margi collaborated to create a new vision for the 11th grade focused on instruction for student growth and ultimately success in college. Margi hopes to impact the growth of teacher in order to maximize the potential of their scholars.