Teach For America to Host All-Star Panel Discussion on Addressing Educational Opportunities and Challenges Impacting Men of Color

Mar 01, 2010, 15:31 ET from Teach For America

NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ --


Teach For America CEO and Founder Wendy Kopp, with artists Common and John Legend; educators David C. Banks, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and Dr. Pedro Noguera; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; and NBA veteran Eric Snow


Teach For America will convene an interactive forum of distinguished community and industry leaders, before an audience of more than 2,000 educators and community members, to examine the educational disparities impacting young men of color in the United States and to identify actionable solutions to help all students reach their full potential.  


Tuesday, March 2, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  

Electronic equipment must be in position by 6:45 p.m.  

Throw: 55 feet                                                    

Panelists and Teach For America representatives may be available for interview prior to or following the event, upon advance request.  


Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

10 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York City  


To ensure entry to Avery Fisher Hall, all media must RSVP to Rebecca Neale at rebecca.neale@teachforamerica.org or 202-906-9207 no later than 10 a.m. on March 2.

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Today, 7,300 corps members are teaching in 35 regions across the country while 17,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

SOURCE Teach For America