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Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs to Host Panel Discussion at Morehouse College on Need for More African American Male Educators

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Event Date 1: March 26, 2014 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will moderate a panel discussion—“Answering the Call of the Bell: Morehouse Men Increasing Black Male Educators”—on Wednesday, March 26, at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Toldson’s remarks will focus on the administration’s commitment to improving educational outcomes of men and boys of color through initiatives such as “My Brother’s Keeper,” which was launched by President Obama in February.

Recruiters from organizations such as City Year, Teach for America and Achievement First, as well as various public school systems, will be present to recruit African American males for teaching careers.

This panel discussion is the kickoff of an upcoming summit at Morehouse College on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, on improving the educational outcomes of African American students and better preparing them for college and career.

Note: If you are using GPS, the physical address of the building is 900 Westend Ave., Atlanta, Ga. Parking is available in the back of the building.

Event 1
Who : Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs
What : Moderator of a panel discussion on the need for more African American male teachers
When : 6 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Where : Morehouse College
Bank of American Auditorium
830 Westview Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Ga.