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Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Marco Davis to Deliver Remarks at the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders


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Event Date 1: April 25, 2014 08:30 am - 10:30 am

Marco Davis, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative, will deliver remarks at the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at Jackson State University. The event theme Onward and Upward!: Advancing the Affirmative Development of Boys and Young Men of Color links to the history of the work to guarantee freedom, justice, equality and educational equity for people of color.

Davis’ remarks are titled “Adelante: Moving the Latino Community Onward and Upward.” He will highlight the Initiative's efforts to advance President Obama’s new initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, which aims to create pathways to success for boys and men of color. The initiative will focus on using results and evidence to evaluate what works—and stop what doesn’t—to improve opportunities for at-risk youth, all within existing federal resources. Davis will also discuss efforts to address critical opportunities for Latino youth and the importance of college completion in our 21st century economy.


Event 1
Who : Marco Davis, deputy director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
What : Remarks at Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders
When : 8:30 a.m. CT Friday, April 25, 2014
Where : Jackson State University
Walter Payton Center
34 Walter Payton Center Drive
Jackson, Miss.
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