Four experts across the education landscape discussed how organizations will build capacity and expand their work with schools, districts, and communities to create classrooms that foster students’ sense of belonging and academic growth.

The event was held Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

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Andrew Ramsammy, Local Media Association 

Denise Rolark-Barnes, The Washington Informer


Maya Martin Cadogan, founder and executive director for PAVE

Nehemiah Frank, National Parents Union Southeastern delegate, and founder and publisher of the Black Wall Street Times, and a former educator

Dr. Latisha Ross, education researcher conducting research that centers on student experiences and family involvement with a professional background in positive youth development and interests in understanding the ways in which families and community contexts contribute to the positive development of Black and Latinx youth

Alexis Taylor, journalist at The AFRO and former teacher