Starting next month, the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African Americans and EBONY Magazine will be hosting summits across the country to identify ways to improve learning and development for Black youth and to engage the full community in the empowerment of these most vulnerable members of society.

These summits are free and open to the public. Please help us spread the word by sharing it with everyone in your family, community and networks who care about educational excellence for African American children. The tour dates for the 2014 Summits on Educational Excellence are as follows:

March 28-29 at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

(In collaboration with the Morehouse Research Institute) 

Topic: Setting the Stage: Socio-Cultural Factors Impacting African American Boys and Men

April 25-26 at Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

(In collaboration with the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color)

Topic: Mental and Physical Health and Well Being

June 13-14 at Laney College, Oakland, CA

(In collaboration with Frontline Solutions 3rd Annual Gathering of Leaders)

Topic: Education and Employment

October 24-25 at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

(In collaboration with the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education)

Topic: Justice and Safety

Additional information and registration is available at

If you have any questions about the summits, please contact [email protected] with “Summits” in the subject line.

Also be sure to pick up the March Issue of Ebony magazine (with Angela Bassett on the cover) to read more about our partnership (see pages 23-25).