Equal Opportunity Schools would like to thank our partners and supporters for contributing to a transformational year for students, educators, and communities. Together, we impacted the lives of more than 5,000 low-income students and students of color.
Please enjoy this interactive year-end report, which highlights the successes and learnings of 2021-2022, the implementation of our 2022-2025 strategic plan, and our newly updated mission and vision statements.
Seattle, WA – Equal Opportunity School’s Interim President and Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Sasha Rabkin, became the official President of the organization on March 1, 2022. Rabkin’s appointment as EOS’ new President follows his integral role in developing the organization’s strategic plan, which will guide its work over the next three to five years.
“As Interim President, Rabkin has played a significant role in EOS’ strategic planning process and has been the organization’s primary fundraiser,” EOS’ CEO Eddie Lincoln remarks. “He has undoubtedly earned this moment in his professional career. As one of EOS’s longest-tenured staff members, he has led the organization through some of its most vital projects.”
“I cannot be prouder and more excited to continue serving EOS during this tremendous moment in education history.” Rabkin expresses. “The EOS team is dynamic, inspiring, and powerful. I am honored to be on this journey with them.”
Seattle, WA – On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, Eddie Lincoln, by a unanimous vote, became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) during a momentous Board of Directors meeting. Lincoln’s appointment came into effect on February 1, eleven months after he assumed the role of Interim CEO.
“It is the greatest honor of my professional career to be the CEO of Equal Opportunity Schools,” Lincoln remarks. “Where we are at as an organization, the people I am surrounded by, the strength of our Board, and with a concrete strategic plan moving forward, it is an exciting time, to say the least. I am very thankful and determined to take EOS to the next level.”
Seattle Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell has named Equal Opportunity Schools Interim CEO Eddie Lincoln as one of our four co-chairs that will lead his transition efforts. “Having leadership at the top that accurately reflects our communities is what is needed to ensure all voices are heard, and the best outcomes are reached,” Eddie shares. “It is my honor to help lead and organize this effort.”
Thanks to the NBA’s investment, Equal Opportunity Schools and Kingmakers of Oakland announced they received a generous grant from the NBA Foundation to empower Black youth, school districts, and equity-focused education organizations in three NBA markets: Atlanta, Memphis, and New Orleans.