Virtual Gathering of Leaders: Dr. Chris Emdin

On behalf of #EqualOpportunitySchools (EOS), we are pleased to announce the fourth event in the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) Fall and Winter Series, Equity: Front, Center and Fulfilled.

For this event, Dr. Chris Emdin will lead a presentation that allows us to take a closer look at Hip Hop Reality Pedagogy. This presentation will provide tangible tools that enable us to imagine, embrace, and channel our ancestral genius. He is the #HipHopEd social media movement creator and a dynamic public speaker on several topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment.

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Eastern

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EOS is a recipient of Microsoft Corp.’s Nonprofit Tech Acceleration program for Black and African American communities

Seattle, WA – December 15, 2020 – Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) today announced it is a recipient of Microsoft Corp.’s Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) program for Black and African American communities. The Seattle-based nonprofit is one of the organizations selected for support of its digital transformation initiatives. In partnership with more than 600 schools nationwide, EOS helps ensure that students of color and low-income students have equitable access to rigorous high school programming to be poised for success after graduation.

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EOS Receives $1.5M in Funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Seattle, WA – December 9, 2020 – Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) today announced the organization has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to launch and scale its Measures That Matter Initiative (MTMI), which will improve EOS’ Action For Equity Framework, the nonprofit’s flagship education equity program aimed at granting unidentified students access to the most academically intense high school programs.

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Centering well-being on the road to educational equity

What does it take to address educational disparities? For Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), a Seattle-based nonprofit that works with school districts across the country to put equity into action and support student well-being and belonging, it starts with finding “missing” students–those who are ready and willing, but not given access to challenging classes. “We help schools recruit and support students of color and low-income students–those furthest from educational justice–into AP, IB, Cambridge, dual enrollment and other advanced courses,” said Kia Franklin, chief program officer at EOS.

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