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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

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Trips sponsored by

Save The Children


Total cost of 10 trips: $30,307.12


Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO MALAWI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Mandy Folse (from the office of Mary Landrieu)
Destination: MALAWI, AFRICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY TOUR
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Mary Andrus (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: LILONGWE, MALAWI
Purpose: TO VISIT HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS, HEALTH CLINICS, HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE HOW PROGRAMS ARE WORKING AND TALK WITH THOSE WHO ARE PROVIDING SERVICES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECTS THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Grady Bourn (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: IAD-LONDON-JOHANNESBURG-LILONGWE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSED ON AIDS AND EDUCATION ISSUES IN MALAWI, AFRICA
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,197.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Buhl (from the office of James Mcgovern)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: VISIT AND REVIEW USAID-FUNDED CHILD SURVIVAL, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE, HIV/AIDS, ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN, PRIMARY EDUCATION, AND MICRO-ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Christos Tsentas (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: OBSERVE SAVE THE CHILDREN PROGRAMS FOR ORPHANS & VULNERABLE CHILDREN, SUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING, AND HIV/AIDS & INTERACTION WITH UNITED STATES MISSION IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Shelly Stoneman (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL: LEARN ABOUT SAVE THE CHILDREN'S FOREIGN AID PROJECTS IN ETHIOPIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Jordan Press (from the office of Christopher Shays)
Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW SAVE THE CHILDREN WORKS WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE FUNDS TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY. WE VISITED A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS, WITH A FOCUS ON FOOD AID AND HIV/AIDS, BUT ALSO MODEL PROGRAMS IN ED
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,110.35
source

Traveler: Susan Brown (from the office of Anne Northup)
Destination: HONGKONG TO JAKARTA INDONESIA, TOKYO
Purpose: TO GET A PROGRESS REPORT ON POST-TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION AND THE STATUS/WELL-BEING OF DISPLACED & ORPHANED CHILDREN
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
source

Traveler: Shiloh Reiher (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-BANDA ACEH-HKOSEMAWE
Purpose: STUDY TOUR OF EMERGENCY PROTECTION PROGRAMS IN INDONESIA, INCLUDING THE TSUNAMI-AFFECTED REGION
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,538.86
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American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.