I had my first Iftar dinner with a group of Somali refugees in Minneapolis. Thanks to my hosts for being so gracious at the very end of Ramadan. I left impressed by your strength and resilience to build a new life in an unfamiliar place, and you are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great.
For the past decade, we've focused on making the world more open and connected. We're not done yet and we will continue working to give people a voice and help people connect. But even as we make progress, our society is still divided. So now I believe we have a responsibility to do even more. It's so important that we're changing @facebook's whole mission to take this on. It's not enough to simply connect the world; we must also work to bring the world closer together.
Yesterday I delivered the commencement address at Harvard. This speech was personally important to me, and I've been writing it for a long time. My message was about purpose. As millennials, finding our purpose isn't enough. The challenge for our generation is to create a world where every single person has a sense of purpose. That's the key to true happiness, and the only way we'll keep our society moving forward.
Earlier today Priscilla and I stopped by DelSesto Middle School in Providence, Rhode Island. Until a few years ago, DelSesto was one of the lowest performing schools in the state. DelSesto has rebuilt around personalized learning -- helping students learn at their own pace in a way that works best for them. About one-third of the school is using the Summit Learning Platform we’re supporting at the @chanzuckerberginitiative. It’s still early, but in just one year the number of DelSesto students scoring at the lowest level on a standardized test has dropped 10 percent. Through CZI, we are investing in personalized learning solutions that meet students where they are, and take them where they want to go.