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Eight Congressional Black Caucus Members and Charter School Leaders to be Honored at Second Annual Congressional Black Caucus Charter School Leadership Awards and Reception

Eight Congressional Black Caucus Members and Charter School Leaders to be Honored at Second Annual Congressional Black Caucus Charter School Leadership Awards and Reception

August 29, 2019

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Eight Congressional Black Caucus Members and Charter School Leaders to be Honored at Second Annual Congressional Black Caucus Charter School Leadership Awards and Reception

Join the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) for a reception honoring Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members, and African American charter school leaders for their outstanding accomplishments spearheading the movement to provide students and families with high-quality public-school opportunities.

This year, the National Alliance will honor the following eight African American leaders with Charter School Leadership awards for raising the bar of excellence in education and advancing student access to high-quality charter schools.

Congressional Awardees

U.S. Representative Lacy Clay (D-MO)
U.S. Representative Don Payne, Jr. (D-NJ)
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Charter School Leaders

Michael Carter, Co-Founder, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (MI)
Dominique Lee, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BRICK Charter Schools (NJ)
Tysie McDowell-Ray, Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Crossroads Charter Schools (MO)
Lagra Newman, Founder and Head of School, Purpose Preparatory Academy Charter School (TN)
Jalen Rose, Trailblazer award recipient, Founder, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, former NBA basketball player and co-host of Get Up! on ESPN (MI)
The National Alliance is proud to welcome the following special celebrity guests to the reception:

Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Jamie Dukes, former NFL player and Chairman of the Minor Football League Advisory Board
Gretchen Lofland, Director of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Joshua Morgan Sr., former Washington Redskins wide receiver
Clinton Portis, former NFL player and host of the Washington Redskins 26 Minutes podcast
Fred Smoot, former NFL player and tv/radio personality
This reception will be co-hosted by the National Alliance, Diverse Charter Schools Coalition, Education Reform Now, KIPP Foundation, National Charter Collaborative, The 74, NAACP-DC chapter, Progressive Policy Institute, United Negro College Fund and the Walton Family Foundation. Please join us to recognize and celebrate African American leaders in public education from across the country!

EVENT DETAILS

WHO

Jalen Rose, Trailblazer award recipient
Charter School Leadership awardees – CBC members and charter school leaders (names listed above)
Education advocates, elected officials and their staffs
Special celebrity guests (names listed above)
The master of ceremonies for the event will be Joe Gorham of 96.3 WHUR FM radio with music provided by DJ Flava of 93.9 WKYS FM radio. “8 Black Hands” will record a live podcast with awardees and special guests.
WHAT

Reception honoring Jalen Rose, select CBC members and African American charter school leaders for their commitment to ensuring every child has access to a quality education.

WHEN

Wednesday, September 11 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE

Cuba Libre | 801 9th St NW suite a, Washington, D.C. 20001

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Media covering the event must RSVP to Shaelyn Macedonio at [email protected]

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