Self Enhancement Inc.
Tony Hopson Sr., President, CEO, Founder of SEI
We are Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), a nonprofit organization supporting at-risk urban youth. In 29 years, SEI has grown from its beginnings as a summer camp to its comprehensive scope that helps at-risk African-American urban youth beat the odds, realize their potential and achieve their dreams. SEI is a flourishing agency serving thousands of students each year in the greater Portland, Oregon area, with plans to replicate across the country.
New York, NY
Dr. Susan Wilcox, Program & Professional Development
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol provides support services to youth from eight to twenty-one years of age. We focus on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness.
Greater New Orleans Afterschool Partnership
New Orleans, LA
Lauren Bierbaum, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation
Afterschool Partnership has been helping out-of-school time programs achieve the highest levels of program quality since 2002. Afterschool Partnership strives to fill gaps among existing youth-serving organizations and agencies; and to create strong infrastructure at the local, state, and national levels that effectively support the children and youth of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Operation REACH Inc.
New Orleans, LA
Kyshun Webster, Ph.D., CEO & Founder
Operation REACH is a national non-profit community education resource that assists individuals and communities in reaching new heights in their lives and maximizing their full potential through a zeal for lifelong learning. Since 1999, Operation REACH, Inc. has supported children, youth and families in succeeding in school and life by providing learning opportunities that unleash the magic of learning, leadership and increased social consciousness.
Saliha Nelson, Vice President
URGENT, Inc. stands for Urban Renewal Greater Enhancement National Team. URGENT started out as a grassroots initiative to inform change through media education and provide an avenue for open dialogue between community stakeholders on public access television and radio to promote solutions to problems facing urban communities. In 1999, URGENT, Inc. began direct services. In 2003, URGENT added a community development component. URGENT remains committed to promoting solutions to the issues faced by today's urban communities.
The Young People’s Project
Cambridge, MA and national
Omo Moses, Co-Director
Young People’s Project develops students aged 8-22 from traditionally marginalized populations as learners, teachers, leaders, and organizers through math and media literacy, community-building, and advocacy in order to build a unique network of young people who are better equipped to navigate life’s circumstances, are active in their communities, and advocate for education reform in America.