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Lynch School of Education

2010 Annual Roundtable

2010 Roundtable group photo

Presenting Programs:

BAKARI Rites of Passage Mentoring Program

Dr. Thomas A. Parham

Irvine, California

The BAKARI Project was designed and conceptualized by Dr. Thomas Parham of Irvine, CA in consultation with his colleagues in the 100 Black Men of American, Orange County Chapter (100 BMOC). Derived from the Swahili language, the word Bakari means “one who will succeed.”

The Center for Homicide Bereavement

Holly Aldrich, LICSW

Mary R. Harvey, Ph.D.

The Center for Homicide Bereavement (CHB) at the Victims of Violence Program provides bilingual/bicultural services to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or ones to murder.  In the life-altering aftermath of homicidal loss, the CHB staff offers outreach, crisis counseling and support, ongoing traumatic grief counseling with adults, children and families, advocacy, and homicide bereavement support groups. 

Full Frame Initiative: changing systems and changing lives

Katya Fels Smyth

Boston, Massachusetts

The Full Frame Initiative is a new enterprise working to ensure that over the next decade, thousands of our country’s most marginalized people have access to programs practicing the Full Frame Approach. We believe that communities constantly seed Full Frame resonant start ups, but few make it to sustainable—many capitulate to more traditional models. 

The HEAF continuum

Dr. Deidre Franklin-Jackson

Director of Counseling and Youth development

Merle McGee

Vice President of Programs

New York City, NY

Founded in 1989, HEAF is a college preparatory and youth leadership organization that helps high-potential, underserved students from Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx to develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resilience they need to ensure success in school, career and life.

The Role of Men Program

Michael Connor, Ph.D.

The Role of Men program focus is on African American Fathers who are often labeled “at risk”, but how may in fact become “at promise” with appropriate supportive training, education and mentoring.


Paulette Moore Hines, Ph.D.

New Brunswick, New Jersey

This Program provides training and consultation to Educators, Counselors and Youth Service Providers on the topic of Adolescent Violence Prevention.  The aim of our research-validated program is to reduce the incidence of interpersonal violence among adolescents. Key to this project is its innovative multi-level violence prevention training curricula specifically designed for adolescents and their parents/guardians.

Self Enhancement Inc.

Portland, Oregon

Tony Hopson


Self Enhancement, Inc. is dedicated to guiding underserved youth to realize their full potential.  Working with schools, families and partner community organizations, SEI provides support, guidance and opportunities to achieve personal and academic success.  SEI brings hope to individual young people and enhances the quality of community life.

Louis D. Brown Peace institute

Dorchester, Massachusetts

Clementina M. Chéry


The mission of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is clear; to create and support an environment where families can live in Peace and Unity. We strive to inform and educate the public about the causes and the consequences of violence on the individual, the family and the community, while transforming the community into an environment where young people are valued by adults and by their peers for their peacemaking efforts.

* Program2010.pdf
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