Mentioned in the Las Vegas Sun as a "Collaboration giving children a better chance."
College Access activities: Everfi online financial literacy curriculum started, Downtown Project tour/college information session, Q&A with University of Maryland Hillel alternative spring break volunteers & Middlebury College alumnus
Community Service: CCSD Partnership Office Rugby Tournament, Teach For America All Corps & Clean the World with over 1,500 hours collectively volunteered since August 2012
Fundraising: $1,805 raised by 11 donors in February & March
Rep. Joe Heck visits Leaders in Training presenting on the importance of education and listening to the leaders' Washington D.C. trip summaries.
The Leaders presented a summary of their Inauguration trip to the CCSD Board of Trustees. Leaders later participated in the public comment period offering their perspective on the qualities they want in a new Superintendent.
Leaders pictured here with former CCSD Superintendent Dwight D. Jones.
Leaders participating in a roundtable brainstorming session. Among the topics, ways to make a positive impact on the community.
Leaders experience the Smith Center for the Performing Arts for the first time!
Leaders Clean the Worldduring their spring break at the Recycling Operation Center.
During our March parent meeting, I had the privilege to watch our student leaders discuss the recent NY Times article â€œBetter Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poorâ€ with their families. While 78% of high-achieving seniors from the highest income quartile will attend one of our countryâ€™s 238 most selective colleges, only 34% of the same ranking students from the bottom fourth income bracket will ever gain such opportunity.
On days this work seems too difficult as I continue to run our organization without collecting a salary and rely heavily on our mighty volunteers, I remember the daunting statistics like those aboveâ€”the statistics that stand in the way for our students and that almost stood in the way for myselfâ€”and simply keep on. We are fulfilling a need in our community and across this country to help create equitable opportunity for students who just happen to be born in the wrong zip code. Thank you for being part of our journey and please consider donating here.
Thank you to our February & March Volunteers, Donors & Thought Partners:
Nassim Agange, Drake Allsop, Ovik Banerjee, Angela Bass, The Becerra Family, Craig Berett, Laura Berk, David Blodgett, Kim Boyle, The Caleca Family, Barry Conrad, Lindsay Eanes, Lisa Emmons, Lucila Espinoza, Justin Fong, Maureen Fox, Courtney Friedman, Brandon Greene, Alexa Griffiths, Amy Gronna, Katie Hagan, Katherine Hamilton, Ian Helm, Brian Hemsworth, Osiris Isabel, Adam Johnson, Romina Juarez, Shelby Keefer, Amanda Keller, Ben Koch, Ricky LaFosse, Josh Levine, Jonas Linde, Mrs. Ly, Yousuf Marvi, Natalya Massey, Denise McDade, Judy Myers, Carol Mosca, Eric Mosca, Keith Nathan, Nana Nounovarat, Angela Perlick, Val Pen, Seth Rau, Syritha Robinson, Saswato Roy, Sarah Rubin, Amanda Salazar, Ben Salkowe, Aurora Sanchez, De Ann Sheehan, Chris Smith, Dottie Smith, Jude Stanion, Anong Stritue, Chris Squatritto, Desiree Taylor, Patrice Tew, Clair Thomas, Victor Wakefield, Amanda Williams & The Williams Family
For equitable opportunity,
Erica V. Mosca
Founder & Executive Director