Ari Krasner (2014) co-created the website We Give Two, a charitable cash giveaway that was featured in the Washington Post, and highlighted CCSF as one of their charities of the day!
The University of North Carolina Press recently published Crystal Sanders’s (2001) book, A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle, in its John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. A Chance for Change examines how working-class black women transformed a federal early childhood education program into an opportunity to challenge Mississippi’s closed political system and white supremacist ideology. Sanders is an assistant professor of history and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
Leila Janah (2000) was featured on the cover of Conscious Company magazine. Read the article, Combating Extreme Poverty Through the Power of Dignified Work.
Did you watch the Oscars? If you did, you may have seen Albert Lawrence (2003) hosting part of the “On the Red Carpet” pre-show on ABC.
You may have also seen Christopher Gray (2010) featured in this Cadillac commercial that aired during the event!
Aaron Chadbourne (2002) joined us as a member of the Regional Interview Committee in February and wrote a piece about his experience in Medium. “I was selected as a Coca-Cola Scholar back in high school. Since that time, the Coca-Cola Company and the many Coke Scholars I have developed relationships with have made a profound impact on me. Becoming a Scholar is about much more than the money for college — which is helpful — but it’s also about becoming part of a connected community of leaders driven to change the world for the better,” Aaron wrote.
2400 Expert, SAT prep company owned by Shaan Patel (2007), will get a name change. New business partner Mark Cuban announced the change in this video.
Tava Kitchen, co-founded by Jason Pate (2005) was named one of 10 cutting edge restaurant concepts poised to influence the industry in a big way by Nation’s Restaurant News.
Ahmad Shawwal (2015) was voted President of his class at UVA for the second year in a row.
Justin Pearson (2013) at Bowdoin College and Dana Sweeney (2013) at the University of Alabama have won a Princeton Policy Fellowship and will be attending Princeton University’s Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute at the Woodrow Wilson School this summer. The program’s mission is to help students from underrepresented groups acquire a graduate degree, typically in public policy, public administration or international affairs. The program provides a $5,000 scholarship to its participants if they end up attending one of 30 top public policy graduate programs.
Zephanii Smith (2008), Associate Consultant, California Legislature Joint Committee on Legislative Audit, has been named a 2016 New Leaders Council Fellow for the Sacramento Chapter.