2015 Generations of Success Event

2015 Generations of Success

2015 Generations of Success
Sunday, May 3rd
Martin Lawrence Gallery

Experience Corps Bay Area invites you to join us for another successful year of supporting public schools at Martin Lawrence Gallery in Union Square on May 3rd from 1pm-4pm. The event will feature delicious food, hosted bar, community honorees, diverse works of art (from young and old) plus a silent and live auction.

Keynote Speakers and Emcee

elizabeth-cook_bio-headOur celebrity Emcee and education champion will be KPIX 5 Anchor Elizabeth Cook. Elizabeth is a seven-time Emmy Winner and two-time Edward R. Murrow Award Recipient. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and began her career in Palm Springs where she was a reporter, morning anchor and then the primary evening anchor for the NBC affiliate, KMIR.


Kirp photoOur keynote speaker will be David L. Kirp, James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. David is a policy consultant and former newspaper editor as well as an academic. Throughout his career, his main focus has been on education and children’s policy, from cradle to college and career. He was a member of the 2008 Presidential Transition Team, where he drafted a policy framework for early education. His book, Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming the Lives of Children, makes a powerful argument for building systems of support that reach from cradle to college and career and won the National School Board Journal award for the best education book of 2011.

monique brinsonMonique Brinson, Principal of Sankofa Academy, will also speak at the event. Ms. Brinson came to Sankofa after years of experience as an assistant principal. Before that, she spent ten years teaching in Massachusetts, nine of those as a founding teacher at one of Boston’s first elementary pilot schools. She holds a master’s degree in teaching from Wheelock College, and earned her principal’s credential from Northeastern University, where she took part in the Principal Residency Network (PRN) program, one of the first in the country to implement a “residency model” for administrators.



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