SAAB Organization News 2011
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018 - The United States is unable to help people match their educational preparation with their career ambitions—not because it cannot be done but because it simply is not being done. All the information required to align postsecondary educational choices with careers is available, but unused. The forecast in this report demonstrates that projecting education and job requirements is technically feasible with a minimum amount of error. Read Full Report from the Lumina Foundation for Education . . .
Press Release: Clinton Global Initiative 2011 ~ President Clinton Announces First Clinton Global Initiative Meeting Focused on Driving Job Creation and Economic Growth in the United States and Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe was invited to the Gathering.
CGI America brought together leaders like Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe and others from business, nonprofits, and government to develop new ideas for generating jobs now in the U.S.," President Clinton said-- "CGI members have already improved the lives of more than 300 million people around the world by making nearly 2,000 commitments. More than 250 of those commitments, worth $11.6 billion, are addressing challenges in the U.S. At CGI America, the focus was on innovation and urgency to get people working again." Read full press release . . .
The Men and Women of Color Leadership Conference is pleased to announce that Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe (SAAB), Dr. Shaun Harper (University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Khaula Murtadha (IUPUI) and Dr. Charlie Nelms (North Carolina Central University), will be speaking at the event this year. For more info visit the conference website.
I Am My Brother’s Keeper: The Impact of a Brother2Brother Program on African American Men in College: This qualitative study focuses on the perceived effects that Brother2Brother (B2B) peer groups had on African American male college students in the Chicago area. Written by Maristela Zell, Governors State University and published in the Journal of African American Males in Education.
Five Leaders Recognized For Contributions To Enhancing Black Male Educational Attainment: Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, SAAB Founder and CEO received the “AAMI Best Practices Impact Award” for his leadership in creating SAAB, and for working with the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI) program to launch an expanded, eight-campus SAAB project within USG. (Pictured Mr. Errol Davis, Chancellor, USG; Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, Founder/CEO SAAB; and Ms. Arlethia Perry-Johnson, AAMI Project Director.) Read Full Press Release . . .
Head Count - Redefining Admissions ‘Success’ for Black Males (from The Chronicle of Higher Education) Hunt Valley, Md.): Forget “access” and “admission.” High school counselors and admissions officers should think in terms of “completion” and “attainment” when dealing with students, especially black males and other underrepresented students. Read more . . .