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Videos of the "Breaking the Cycle of Ignorance, Poverty and Crime" conference
Former L.A. Schools Superintendent, Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III Spearheads NBCI Education Initiative. Watch the entire series of videos on the NBCI "Breaking the Cycle" media pages.
Articles related to "Breaking the Cycle of Ignorance, Poverty and Crime"
- NBCI Announces New Education Initiative.pdf [162kb]
Former L.A. Schools Superintendent, Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III Spearheads NBCI Education Initiative
- Read the bio of Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III.pdf [92kb]
- View a PowerPoint slide presentation of "Breaking the Cycleof Ignorance, Poverty & Crime" .ppt [1.64kb] presented at the NBCI Education Forum
NBCI Education Initiative Press releases and Feature Articles
- NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans Declares an Education Emergency in The African American Community and Presents a Comprehensive Educational Strategy .pdf [48kb]
A Pathway Forward for African Americans in the 21st Century - We Have A Plan
- NBCI Says Every Student Succeeds Act Fails Black Children .pdf [27kb]
Calls for Higher Standards
- NBCI Creates Program to Tackle Dropout Rates Among Minority Youth .pdf [130kb]
Proposes Plan to Work With The Goldman-Sachs Foundation to Increase Graduation Rates
- NBCI Decries Graduation Rates of African American Males .pdf [130kb]
Plans devised to increase graduation rates within 10 years
NBCI joins The National Academy Foundation in educating Black High School students across the United States.
The National Black Church Initiative is excited to inform you of a new partnership between the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) and the National Academy Foundation (NAF). The objective of this partnership is to improve opportunities for our young people, especially our young African-American black males.
We are trying to prevent drop out among our boys by providing them with a more exciting and engaging educational opportunity that NAF offers.
Breaking the Cycle of Ignorance, Poverty and Crime - A Marshall Plan for the Public Education of Disadvantaged YouthThe National Black Church Initiative, a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is proud to premiere our NBCI Education Initiative in collaboration with Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III entitled Breaking the Cycle of Ignorance, Poverty and Crime - A Marshall Plan for the Public Education of Disadvantaged Youth. Our kick-off event on March 16th, 2011 was extremely successful and we are in the process of soliciting partnerships to strengthen the impact this necessary program.
Our Education Initiative advocates a proven community-based, holistic, full-day, 50 week Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K), starting at two years old to post-secondary college graduation or degreed career technical training model, and a comprehensive prisoner education program. Holistic entails a whole family approach, wherein we also account for all of the adverse socio-economic factors impacting student achievement and family structure. In addition to rigorous, full year academic and enrichment programs, the community must become an integral part of the solution and provide the families with centralized social services, healthcare, parent leadership, education and job training, enhanced community center services, travel, full summer programs, and comprehensive prisoner education and training programs.
The foundation for this model is the 17 year, community-based Tangelo Park Program (TPP) in Orlando Florida, the Sunshine Lady Foundation's prisoner education program at Sing Sing and San Quentin,
and other well researched and proven programs. These programs have produced some impressive results.
- 100 percent HS graduation (currently); 98% since inception
- Approximately 75% four-year college acceptance rate
- 70% of entering first graders reading at or above the 1st grade level
- 77% college graduation rate for a predominantly low income, African-American student population.
- Approximately 52% reduction in neighborhood crime.
- Housing values have doubled
- Prisoner education - 196 men have graduated with a bachelor's or associate's degree. Of these, 41 have been released from prison with zero returning.