“American Promise” – How to make the promise real for your child?
Opportunity is just the first step. Ensuring that our young people are equipped with the same opportunities for excellence requires solutions. While current focus on closing the achievement gap is necessary, it is only one part of the solution. Parents, school and community stakeholders are another critical piece.
The Los Angeles Urban League is partnering with the Friends of Angeles Mesa Library to host a “Parent Engagement Forum”. The forum will showcase highlights of the award winning documentary film ‘American Promise’ by Joe Brewster and Michelle Stephenson. The highlights will be followed by a thought provoking panel discussion on authentic parent engagement in today’s academic climate.
Founded in 1921, the Los Angeles Urban League is recognizing more than 90 years of service to our Los Angeles communities. The League is the city’s premier organization in advancing equal opportunities on behalf of African Americans and other minority youths and adults through innovative job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs. Through Neighborhoods@Work, award-winning programs, services and advocacy activities (with six offices located in the Crenshaw District, South Los Angeles, and Pomona), the Los Angeles Urban League serves over 100,000 constituents annually. Blair H. Taylor serves as the President & CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, one of the largest and most successful affiliates of the National Urban League, which has affiliates in 100 cities throughout the United States.
The Los Angeles Urban League has been at the forefront of identifying and addressing issues that are of concern to African Americans and other minorities in Los Angeles and throughout the state of California. The mission of the League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities and the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region. Beyond its talented and dedicated staff, one of the strongest assets of the League is its Board of Directors which includes business leaders, corporations and individuals who are committed stakeholders in the success of neighborhood change. The Los Angeles Urban League has been recognized for excellence by the National Urban League, including the highest national honor as Affiliate of the Year. Our auxiliaries – the Young Professionals and the Guild – have also received national recognition for exemplary service. President and CEO Blair H. Taylor was honored as one of the Top 50 Nonprofit Leaders of Power and Influence in the nation for 2009 and 2010 by The NonProfit Times.
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