Free SAT Prep Workshop A HUGE Success!

Posted by SPMG Media on September 21, 2013 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Community Influence on Education, Education Leadership, Mentoring Youth, Parent Involvement | Read the First Comment

More than 500 students turned out to get preparation for the upcoming SAT test. Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr, Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success hosts this powerful event throughout the year (throughout Southern California) to help parents and educators prepare juniors and seniors for the SAT Test. Learn more at www.freesatprepworkshop.com. The Wooten Center (http://wootencenter.org/) provided SAT math and language arts instructors for the program held September 15, 2013, at the Marriott LAX. Thanks to E1T1 director and Wooten advisory board member Dr. Chris Hickey for providing this great program for our youth. Thanks to Wooten instructors Marcos Escobar, Barrett Warden and Abraham Ruiz for your care and attention helping students understand the instructions and questions they will face soon on the SAT and to Alexis Marion for preparing the materials. Exemplary Math instructions were also provided by Mr. Andy Castanon, of Windward School (http://windwardschool.org/). SPMG Media partnered with Each One-Teach One in this powerful event. Photos by Devlan Boyd. The next Free SAT Prep Workshop will be held in March 2014.  Check back for details!

The Free SAT Prep Workshop

The Free SAT Prep Workshop

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The Students are Signing up and Very Excited. How can you Help?

Posted by admin on September 2, 2013 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Community Influence on Education, Education Is A Civil Right, Education Leadership, Leadership, News, Parent Involvement | Read the First Comment

GREAT NEWS: WE ALREADY HAVE OVER 300 CONFIRMED STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE SEPTEMBER 15, FREESATPREPWORKSHOP.

Help us meet our Goal!

Help us meet our Goal!

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN!!!

WHAT A PHENOMENAL MATCH CHALLENGE WEEK!!! Our total for the week, INCLUDING THE MATCHING CONTRIBUTION, was a FANTASTIC $2,606,00 This brings our total collected for this year’s FREESATPREPWORKSHOP TO $4,072.00, which represents 58% of our overall GOAL of $7,000.00. LET’S NOT LET UP!! LET’S SEE IF WE CAN CUT THE REMAINING $2,928.00 of our total GOAL in half this week, making our GOAL THIS WEEK, to RAISE only $1,464.00.

We are asking for only $3.00 from each of my FB Friends, and we will MAKE IT HAPPEN! I am so appreciative for ALL OF YOU who has already contacted me and pledged your support, in all forms. Please SPREAD THE WORD: SHARE OUR LINKS. We can do this – Let’s CONTINUE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

If Paypal is not your preference you can mail your contribution to: FreeSATPrepWorkshop c/o Chris L. Hickey, Sr. 309 E. Hillcrest Blvd. #364. Inglewood, CA 90301. Please make your tax deductible donation payable to Each One – Teach One Alliance. Thank you again for your consistent and loyal support. It has not been unrecognized.

The Paypal link can be found on the right side of the following web site:

http://www.freesatprepworkshop.com/

 

FREESATPREPWORKSHOP is Coming Along

Posted by admin on August 31, 2013 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events | Be the First to Comment

The Students are Getting EXCITED

The Students are Getting EXCITED!!

Time is Closing in on us Folks. I am Loving the Response and Support. The Students are getting Excited and Ready. We are still HOPING for our BIGGEST DAY OF ALL!!! We want to take full advantage of the MATCHING CHALLENGE!! Remember one of my FB Friends has offered what they are calling the “MAKE IT HAPPEN CHALLENGE.” They have pledged to match $ for $ all contributions that are made between Monday, August 26th and midnight September 1st. For each dollar you contribute they will match it to help us meet our target. WOW!!!! This is AWESOME!! So far we have received $270.00 that will be matched. We are heading for the HOME STRETCH, and the students are getting very EXCITED. We are asking for only $3.00 from each of my FB Friends, and we will MAKE IT HAPPEN! I am so appreciative for ALL OF YOU who has already contacted me and pledged your support, in all forms. Please SPREAD THE WORD: SHARE OUR LINKS. We can do this – Let’s MAKE IT HAPPEN!

If Paypal is not your preference you can mail your contribution to: FreeSATPrepWorkshop c/o Chris L. Hickey, Sr. 309 E. Hillcrest Blvd. #364. Inglewood, CA 90301. Please make your tax deductible donation payable to Each One – Teach One Alliance. Thank you again for your consistent and loyal support. It has not been unrecognized.

The Paypal link can be found on the right side of the following web site:

http://www.freesatprepworkshop.com/

Each One – Teach One Executive Director to Present at Black Child Conference/Scholarship Luncheon

Posted by Chris L. Hickey, Sr on May 11, 2011 under Achievement Gap Events, Educational Reform, Educational Technology, Educational Technology Events, Multiple Pathways to Education, Research Corner | Be the First to Comment

Each One - Teach One Alliance Executive Director

Each One - Teach One Alliance Executive Director

On June 4th, 2011 Chris L. Hickey, Sr., the Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success will be presenting a workshop at the Council of Black Administrators’ (COBA) 36th Annual Black Child Conference/Scholarship Luncheon, in Los Angeles. The Conference Theme is: “Quality First Teaching: The Key to Academic Success for the African-American Child.” My presentation topic is, “Understanding the iGeneration: The New Science of Learning.” In the workshop teachers, parents and caretakers explore and share perspectives relevant to the new science of the brain, learning and cognition. The focus of this workshop is on how classroom instruction can be strategically aligned, at home, with how iGeneration students learn. Participants are presented with ground breaking research that challenge traditional notions of how students spend their (multi-tasking) time, direct their (creative) attention, and are inspired (motivated) to learn. Specific attention is given to how the staggering global proliferation of cell phones, IPads, digital social networks, eBooks, video games, Wikis, Wiis, email, texting, IMing, MP3 players, IPods, PS3s, personal computers, Xboxes, etc., are affecting the nature and cognitive process of learning.

For more information on the conference visit:

http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/orgs/coba/index.html

We Did It Again!! Another Smashing Success

Posted by Chris L. Hickey, Sr on November 24, 2009 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Influence on Education, Education Is A Civil Right, Parent Involvement | Be the First to Comment

Nearly 300 students participated

Nearly 300 students participated

They are smart, bright students. They are willing in spirit, strong in intellect. College is within reach thanks to the work of a community based organization that mobilizes parents to get involved. Nearly 300 high school students took advantage of a FREE SAT PREP WORKSHOP Sunday, November 22nd from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Westin Los Angeles Airport. This was a follow-up event from the September 27th workshop where over 400 students participated. Organized by Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, the SAT math and writing workshops were taught by volunteers from Princeton Review and the prestigious West Los Angeles Windward School, with the goal of helping to bridge the standardized test performance gap between inner city youth and their more affluent counterparts in more affluent communities.

Students assist each other in their learning

Students assist each other in their learning

The overwhelming response to the FREE SAT PREP WORKSHOP indicates that these students have and desire to improve their SAT scores. “Some of the achievement gap is really a test preparation gap,” according to Chris L. Hickey, Sr., Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance. “Offering SAT workshops is an important component in making sure all students have access to the best colleges and universities in the country.”

Parents make it happen

Parents make it happen

“Parent support is a major factor in helping our kids achieve and succeed,” said Hickey. He goes on to proudly share, “Nearly every one of the volunteers at the workshops, with the exception of the instructors, is a parent or guardian of one or more of the students attending the workshop. As the parents bring their students to the workshop, I begin recruiting them to facilitate the registration of other students.

Parents register students for workshop

Parents register students for workshop

The parents then manage this process of the workshop. After the registration needs are met, parents assist the instructors in each class room, including the distribution of materials. Other parents monitor the whereabouts of the students in the hotel to ensure the students are always aware that they are well taken care of.

Parents appreciate being involved.

Parents appreciate being involved.

The students really seem to appreciate knowing that the operation is actually managed by parents. The parents are also very eager to contribute in whatever way they can. This is what makes this project work so well.”

Parents get to know each other.

Parents get to know each other.

Each One – Teach One’s next FREE SAT PREP WORKSHOP will take place in February, 2010. The organization is also planning workshops to assist students with their college application personal statement and financing their college education. In recognition of the need to get college preparation information early in their children’s school career, Each One – Teach One is also planning a series of workshops titled: “The Parent’s Guide to College Prep: From 6th to 9th Grade.” Details on all future workshops will be available at: www.FreeSatPrepWorkshop.com

These students are serious about their future

These students are serious about their future

FREE SAT PREP WORKSHOP A HUGE SUCCESS

Posted by WRCEBC on October 1, 2009 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Community Influence on Education, Leadership, Mentoring Youth, News, Parent Involvement | Be the First to Comment

Students register for workshop

Students register for workshop

Over 400 Los Angeles area high school juniors and seniors attended a FREE SAT PRE WORKSHOP on September 27, 2009, sponsored by the Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children (WRCEBC), in conjunction with Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success. WRCEBC 2010 Leadership Conference Co-Chair Tanynya Hekymara said the idea for the free seminar grew from a desire to make sure that SAT preparation resources were directed toward African-American kids, resources that privileged kids at private schools, for example, take for granted.

Students concentrate on lesson

Students concentrate on lesson

Event Organizer Chris L.  Hickey, Sr.,  Executive Director of Each One – Teach One, said the original goal was to offer SAT Math and Writing workshops to only 200 students, taught by volunteers including instructors from The Princeton Review and from the prestigious West Los Angeles Windward School.  But those 200 slots were filled just two days after the seminar was announced.  Community interest drove the organizers to double the size of the seminar.

Instructor reviews material
Instructor reviews material

Penny Sommers, Senior Educational Manager with College Board, also made presentations to the students, and later said she was glad that so many kids took advantage of the wonderful opportunity.

 Another SAT preparation seminar is being planned for November.  For information and to reserve a spot, email: info@freesatprepworkshop.com

Free SAT Preparation Workshop

Posted by Chris L. Hickey, Sr on September 9, 2009 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Influence on Education, Education Is A Civil Right, News | Be the First to Comment

Each One - Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, in partnership with The Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children will host a FREE SAT PREPARATION WORKSHOP on September 27th, 2009. The workshop will be held at the Westin LAX Hotel, 5400 Century Blvd between 12:45pm – 5:00pm.

There will be two sessions each on Mathematics and Reading/Writing. Juniors and Seniors should reserve a seat by calling (866) 614-9847. Leave your Name, School, Grade, Contact Number and Email address.

This is a first come – first serve event, and seats are limited to 200 students.

We look forward to working with all students in helping them feel comfident about the SAT Examination.

Black Parent Union Meeting

Posted by Chris L. Hickey, Sr on September 3, 2009 under Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Education Is A Civil Right, Educational Policy, Leadership, Parent Involvement | Read the First Comment

The Education is a Civil Right Committee has initiated the Black Parent Union as stipulated in the Black Education is a Civil Right Agenda.  We are actively recruiting parents, community members, activists, educators, clergy and others who are interested in taking a stand on issues that effect the education of Black children. 
The  LAUSD budget cuts to the AEMP (Academic English Mastery Program) and most recent “Public School Choice” Resolution that was sponsored by Board members Aguilar, Vladovic, & Garcia; adopted by a majority Board vote are causes for concern for members of the Black Parent Union.  A “back to school” meeting will be held on September 12, 2009 @ 1:00pm to 3:00pm, to discuss the impact of these actions on our children’s educational civil rights. Board member Marguerite LaMotte, who cast the only dissenting vote on the resolution, will be our guest speaker.  Please come join us as we galvanize to develop an action plan to ameliorate the negative impact of these Board policy actions on the educational outcomes of our Black children.
This very important meeting will be held at the field office of Board Member Marguerite LaMotte: 5315 West Adams Blvd. Los Angeles CA.  Among the specific topics to be dicussed are:
  • Awareness of the recent Board decisions and their effect on African-American students.
  • Awareness of the resulting effects of budget cuts/changes to the AEMP program.
  • Learn how to effectively navigate the school system to better advocate for an equitable education for African-American children.

For additional information contact: Derotha Williams at:

derotha.williams@att.net

Announcing the 2010 Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children Leadership Summit

Posted by WRCEBC on August 28, 2009 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Community Influence on Education, Education Is A Civil Right, Educational Policy, Educational Reform, Educational Technology Events, Leadership, Mentoring Youth, Multiple Pathways to Education, Parent Involvement | Be the First to Comment

The Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children (WRCEBC), in collaboration with the Council of Black Administrators (COBA), the Urban League, the NAACP, and the Education is A Civil Right Committee  (ECRC) will host the 14th Annual Leadership Summit on Thursday, March 4 through Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Westin Hotel & Resorts, 5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045. The theme of the 2010 Leadership Summit is:

Demanding Excellence for African American Children…
Through a Leadership Summit for Change:
“Implementing the Blueprint for Action – Phase XIII”

More than 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education equal educational opportunities are still denied. The object of this Summit is to produce a comprehensive, sustainable PLAN OF ACTION that all individuals, organization, and stakeholder groups will implement in their local schools, districts, states and nationally to prevent the calamity resulting from failing to educate Black youth.

Parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, policymakers, members of the religious community, business leaders and support service providers will conduct workshops and engage in developing action plans for implementing the Blueprint for Action – Phase XIII, with particular emphasis on the conference theme.

Colleagues from the nine states of the Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington) are teaming with us in planning and coordinating this event.

For additional information, please contact:

Chris L. Hickey, Sr.
(866) 614-9847
chickey@4itsc.com
or
http://www.wrcebc.org

Together, we will make a difference!

2009 Annual Round-up of California Educational Organizations Declaring “Education is a Civil Right”

Posted by WRCEBC on August 24, 2009 under Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Education Is A Civil Right, Educational Policy, Leadership | Be the First to Comment

Hosted by the Los Angeles County Alliance of Black School Educators (LCABSE) & the California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA).

September 19, 2009
12155 El Oro Way, Granada Hills, CA. 91344
RSVP Requested (818) 368-8740

Inter-organizational Meeting- 1:00 p.m,; Luncheon – 3:00 p.m.; Program – 4:00 p.m

Purpose: To recongnize California African-American Leadership
               To galvanize educational stakeholders to adopt “Initiative 2010″ action plan for
               African-American students throughout California.

Participating Organizations

  • African-American Caucuses – UTLA, CTA, & NEA
  • AVAAS (Advocates of Valley African-American Students)
  • CAAASA (California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators
  • CABL (California Association of Black Lawyers)
  • CCBSM (California Coalition of Black School Board Members)
  • COBA (Council of Black Administrators – LAUSD)
  • ECRC (Education Is A Civil Right Committee and Black  Parent Union)
  • LACABSE (Los Angeles County Alliance of Black School Educators)
  • Los Angeles Urban League
  • NAACP (Los Angeles Branch and Legal Defense Fund)
  • NABSE (National Alliance of Black School Educators) & California Local Affiliates
  • WRCEBC (Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children)
  • VAAS (Voices for African-American Students, Inc.)

 Invited presenters include: Dr. George McKenna; LAUSD Board Member Marguerite LaMotte; Dr. Rudy Crew; Dr. Pamela Short-Powell; Assembly Speaker Karen Bass; Dr. Charlie Mae Knight; Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas – Los Angeles County Supervisor District 2; Dr. Shirley Thornton.