The 2008 Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs was held at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education on April 28 & 29, 2008. Participants included administrators and expert consultants from community and youth programs across the country. Community leaders, educators, students, and other resource people were in attendance. Dr. Anderson J. Franklin, Honorale David S. Nelson Professional Chair, moderated the discussions.
The program included presentations from six community organizations that became the founding participants of the Nelson Chair Roundtable Network:
- Harlem Education Activities Fund, New York, NY
- BAKARI Rites of Passage Mentoring Program, Irvine, California
- SANKOFA Program: A theory-based, research-validated violence prevention program, New Brunswick, NJ
- African American Men Project, Minneapolis, MN
- Full Frame Initiative: Changing Systems and Changing Lives, Boston, MA
- African American Fathers and Their Children: "The Role of Men Program", Long Beach, CA