We have serious issues affecting our nation. It is up to us to face them. We at New Rochelle Community Pulse have chosen to focus on the issue of equity in education here in the City School District of New Rochelle. All this in an effort to develop solutions to some of the problems that are perpetuating the vicious cycle of poverty and underachievement in our community. We believe that the task is doable and has greater applicability to our nation. There are practical reasons for doing this in New Rochelle.