The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans (Initiative) was created to strengthen the nation by improving educational outcomes for Black Americans of all ages and to help ensure that this population would receive an education that prepares them for college and productive careers to contribute to the well being of society.
To date, the Initiative has focused on the following three guiding principles:
- To provide platforms for youth (and other impacted populations) to make recommendations regarding the policies, practices and programs designed to accelerate learning and development;
- To highlight people, programs and practices facilitating the learning and development of African Americans students; and
- To serve as a liaison between and among communities supporting Black students of all ages.
Leaders Shaping Lives
White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans (WHI) hosts Professional Development Day with National Education Agency (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
In honor of the 52nd ALC Congressional Black Caucus week, the White House Black Initiative collaborated with NEA and AFT to host the 2023 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Professional Development Series for Educators. The theme “The Courage to Teach: Real Solutions for the Shared Fight” allowed education professionals to connect with host organizations to participate in an afternoon filled with resources, enriching conversations, and interactive activities.
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