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What Works! Back to School, Back to Work: College Readiness for Young Black Men
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
WHAT WORKS! 2011
Back to School, Back to Work:
College Readiness for Young Black Men
A Convening for Educators and Practitioners
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
9:00am - 3:00pm
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
What Works! is the Mitchell Kapor Foundation’s annual convening that highlights successful approaches used by our grant partner organizations and provides a forum for practitioners to network and strategize.
This year’s convening focuses on the College Bound Brotherhood. What Works! participants will learn from selected youth-serving practitioners and local educators about effective college-readiness strategies for young black men. Presentations will be conducted by leaders from current College Bound Brotherhood grant recipients.
9:00am Welcome & Remarks
Justin Davis & Cedric Brown
Mitchell Kapor & Freada Kapor Klein
Kapor Foundation, San Francisco
9:30am College Bound Brotherhood Overview
10:000am Session I: Sponsorship
Fund-raising and Friend-raising: Networking Leads to Both!
Regina Jackson, East Oakland Youth Development Center
The Gap is Closed: How Corporate Philanthropy Helped the Greene Scholars Program!
Debra Watkins, California Alliance of African American Educators, San Jose
11:00am Ten Minutes for Tech: Hansoo Lee, Magoosh
11:15am Session II: Outreach in a Diverse Student Program
Creative Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Black Males
Cazzie Brown and Barbara Deggelman, Summer Search, San Francisco
11:45am Ten Minutes for Tech: Matt Munson, Acceptly
12:00pm Lunch (Provided)
1:00pm Ten Minutes for Tech: Brian Co, Logrado
1:15pm Session III: Parental Involvement
Jacqueline Rushing and Michelle Goudeaux, Young Scholars Program, San Francisco
1:50pm Session IV: Balancing Academics & Sports
ASAP: Individualized Academic Mentoring for Scholar Athletes
Liz Butler Steyer, Mission High School, San Francisco
Athletics’ Role in College Access
Harold Pearson, Student Program for Academic & Athletic Transitioning,
McClymonds High School, Oakland
There is a registration fee of $20. Paid admission will also be available at the door ($20 - cash only).
The David Brower Center is easily accessible from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Parking is available at the Oxford Garage just below the David Brower Center. Enter on 2161 Kittredge St. between Shattuck and Oxford.
The Mitchell Kapor Foundation supports organizations that provoke social change in communities of color en route to equality. We provide financial resources and assist with efforts to galvanize a compelling force for social change.