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EVENT: Ladders of Opportunity- Making the American Dream a Reality for Boys and Young Men of Color

Ladders of Opportunity:
Making the American Dream a Reality for Boys and Young Men of Color

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Light refreshments served at
8:30 a.m.


National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, Thirteenth Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Please join the American Institutes for Research, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and College Bound for a panel discussion about the Obama Administration’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

The Honorable Ronald V. Dellums

Former Member of Congress


Andrew Ujifusa, State Policy and Politics Reporter, Education Week


Brian D. Smedley, Vice President and Director
Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Darren Woodruff, Principal Researcher
Education Program, American Institutes for Research
Kenneth Ward, Executive Director
College Bound
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative is currently bringing together leading foundations and organizations to design and develop “ladders of opportunity” for boys and young men of color.   Panelists will identify problems and suggest clear recommendations for pressing issues affecting today’s young men of color.

Please click on the link to register for this event.

Morgan McLeod is the Program Assistant and New Media Strategist at the Joint Center