SAAB Organization News 2007 - 2006

SAAB was proud to be chosen as one of the recipients of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Voices of Inclusion award received during the awards luncheon at the joint convention of ACPA and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in Orlando, Florida.

SAAB congratulates Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe for being recognized by the Northwest Black Media Association (NBMA) of Ohio at the annual NBMA banquet held May 11, 2007, for his service (through SAAB) in the community locally, regionally and nationally.

SAAB is proud to announce the continued support from the Lumina Foundation for Education for its continued support and commitment to our shared mission by their recent grant of $750,000 to the Indiana University System to expand SAAB throughout the state of Indiana. SAAB looks forward to working with the Lumina Foundation and the Indiana University System to address the low rates of high school and postsecondary persistence and graduation rates of African American males in the state of Indiana. The Indiana Expansion Project will kick-off during the 2007-08 school year. Stay tuned for more updates about this initiative. For more information on the Lumina Foundation, please visit recognizes its founder, Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, for being selected by the Ashoka Organization as one of the leading social innovators in the world. Ashoka is a global association of leading social entrepreneurs---men and women with innovative and practical ideas for addressing the most urgent social problems in the world. Since its founding in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connection to a global peer network for more than 1800 leading social entrepreneurs in over 60 countries. Dr. Bledsoe is 1 of only 16 Ashoka fellows chosen from the United States this year and was officially inducted at a ceremony hosted by Google in San Jose, California, held on November 14, 2006.