From Education

The First Annual Gray Matter Experience Fundraiser

We hear so much about what is not being done to move our communities forward and young people often catch a bad rap. I choose to focus on the good by amplifying the voices of people who are doing the work to improve our communities. The work Britney Robbins is doing through The Gray Matter…

Local Organization Screens “Little” Movie to Dispel Stigmas and Emphasize Power of Media Representation

Event to Raise Funds to Support FREE Violence Prevention Camp, Celebrate Black-ish Star Marsai Martin as youngest Executive Producer; Feature Panel Discussion, Interactive STEAM activites, Raffle prizes. Media Contacts: Felicia Apprey Agyare 773-671-3240 appreyf@gmail.com La’Keisha Gray-Sewell 312-972-2029 “We have advanced so far and have much to celebrate in the achievements of Black girls across all…

Same Campus, New Mindset

Have you heard? Case Western Reserve University recently launched a coding boot camp and more colleges and universities are taking note of a massive shift in workforce demands. Read my latest feature on the rise of entrepreneurship in academia here.

2019 NABJ Student Multimedia Project

Applications are now open for the 2019 NABJ Student Multimedia Project! Students will work with veteran journalists, educators, media and public relations professionals in a newsroom, creating daily convention content to include TV newscasts, newspaper and online reports, in addition to social media, public relations and marketing campaigns. Share this link with a student in…

Black Girls CODE Chicago: Equity and Inclusion Enrichment Activity

Parents and students are invited to learn about interesting opportunities from an array of dynamic speakers at Cision, receive a tour, and a panel Q & A with Valerie Lopez, Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Cision. This enrichment event is intended for girls ages 14-17, who must be accompanied by an…

Invest in the Future

Are you looking for your next opportunity to make an impact? Consider this a sign and click on one or all three links below to find out how you can contribute to building a new generation of leaders: The Academy Group The Academy Group is a unique social enterprise that leverages earned revenue from financial…

From Hampton to London

I’ve told the story of my love for Hampton University many times to friends and in the occasional social media post. The first college acceptance letter to arrive in the mail during my senior year of high school, was from Hampton University. A Different World made it my dream school. But out of state fees…

Celebrating One Year of Being Strong, Smart, and Bold

On Wednesday, June 13, join the Chicago chapter of Girls Inc. for a celebration of their first year of service to the Chicago community! Mary Ann Hynes, the first female General Counsel of a Fortune 500 corporation, will be honored during the luncheon, which will be emceed by ABC 7’s, Cheryl Burton. Hynes is a graduate…