Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed the need for high performing high schools with Mr. Harold Brown President of EDWorks. Over the years EDWorks has developed innovative learning platforms for schools, including The Riley Institute at Furman University, Granville Studio of Visual Arts, Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS) , Open Sky Jazz and Jobs for the Future.
President Harold Brown managed the Foundation’s $100 million investment in the Ohio High School Transformation Initiative (OHSTI), and the Foundation’s Early College High School (ECHS) initiative working hand-in-hand with leaders, building strong partnerships at the school, community, district and state levels to ensure all students reached their full potential and were prepared for success. He has managed the Foundation’s investments in Project GRAD, College Access, the Ohio 8 Coalition and a wide range of other school improvement initiatives. He also has significant experience working with institutions of higher education on issues related to equity and access, and is frequently quoted in newspapers across Ohio on key education issues.
A native of Oxford, Ohio, Harold earned his Bachelor's degree in Government, with honors, from Harvard University. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Buckeye Boys Ranch (adolescent mental health service provider), the Metro Early College STEM High School in Columbus, Ohio and the National College Access Network.
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On Friday, April 9, 2010, 1,500 people attended the Boys II Men Film, Lecture and Volunteer Recruitment Fair. Father Michael Pfleger opened the heart of Saint Sabina Church for this effort. Janks Morton directed and produced the film. Sixty-three mentoring and community organizations recruited volunteers after the film and lecture. Comella Sledge organized the event for The Black Star Project. One of the best ways to address youth violence in Chicago and across America is "Men II Boys". Please click here to see a fantastic, instructive two minute film clip of this great event at (http://vimeo.com/11007994)
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