Webinars allow the Initiative to connect and share resources with a global network of stakeholders supporting the learning and development of African Americans of all ages. Consistent with the goals established by President Barack Obama, the Initiative conducts webinars on various topics concerning the academic excellence of African American students. Webinars enable us to connect and share resources with a global network of stakeholders supporting the learning and development of African Americans of all ages. You may find archived webinar resources here.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Initiative) Film Screening and Discussion Series (#AfAmEdFilms) will screen films that depict positive and compelling stories of students, families, and communities striving for academic excellence. Each film challenges and disrupts negative stereotypes about African American students, families, and communities. Each film screening will be accompanied by a dialogue/community forum designed to discuss themes and topics that emerge from the film and are designed to inform a national conversation about challenges and opportunities to ensuring African American educational excellence for all children, youth, and young adults.
Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Summit Brochure)
Students at any age, birth through adulthood, deserve opportunities—opportunities afforded by a high-quality school experience that prepares them for careers with family sustaining wages and opportunities for advancement in the global 21st century workforce. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and Ebony Magazine are proud to present, “The Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans.”
GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT SERIES INCLUDE:
- Raising awareness about the importance of investing in African American educational excellence to ensure African American students, schools, and communities are supported in learning and development opportunities beginning at birth;
- Highlighting individuals and organizations who are successfully supporting African American educational excellence;
- Supporting community engagement by creating opportunities for parents, grandparents, guardians and caring adults to increase the number of African American’s who graduate from high school prepared for future success.
2015 SUMMIT DATES AND LOCATIONS:
Friday, June 26, 2015 (Register Here)
University of California, Los Angeles
California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
1:00PM – 5:00PM
In collaboration with UCLA’s Sociology and African American Studies Departments, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA and the Black Male Institute, this Summit will be a solutions-based forum to enable those in attendance to meaningfully contribute to African American educational excellence by supporting learning and development opportunities for African American students.
[If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, i.e. sign-language interpreter, captioning services, Braille, large print or CD Rom, please contact AfAmEvents@ed.gov no later than June 18, 2015.]