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Black History Month Fireside Chat
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm EST
Warren Lobby - Feldberg Space
1125 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025
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The aim of the conversation is to create awareness, generate ideas, ignite passion, provoke action and most importantly, celebrate progress.

This year's conversation will focus on Education, focusing on two broad themes:

  1. The ‘Opportunity Gap’ in the African-American community and how we can advance its access to quality K-12 education and
  2.  The issue of college persistence among African-Americans

‘Statistics indicate that more African-Americans are matriculating at college and universities but still very few are graduating. What are challenges being encountered, how can they be addressed?’

Our hope is that each participant will gain a better understanding of the state of education in our community and feel empowered to become an active agent in its transformation.

Where & When

Warren Lobby - Feldberg Space, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dress CodeDress Code: Casual (jeans ok)

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Black Business Student Association

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Chastity Lord
Achievement First
Chief External Officer

Chastity Lord is the Chief External Officer of Achievement First; a non-profit network of 25 high performing K-12 public charter schools located in Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In her role as Chief External Officer, Ms. Lord is charged with leading the teams directly involved with external relations, marketing and communications, development, partnerships, and expansion. Prior to joining Achievement First, she was a Regional Vice President for The Posse Foundation, Inc., a national organization that identifies urban public high school students with academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by the traditional college admission process. Before joining Posse, she served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for The New Teacher Project (TNTP), a non-profit educational consulting firm that partners with urban school districts, states and other governmental entities. Ms. Lord holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Lord is a 2012-13 Pahara-Aspen Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Network –for her Aspen project, she is creating a National #proofpoint Day – a visible and vocal campaign to celebrate first generation graduates; graduates to be; and their allies.