Eastpoint Director Mike Etienne walks with Mayor Ivy Taylor to the location of the event. Photo by Scott Ball.

My Brother’s Keeper SA to Host Texas Summit

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, the first black woman to serve as mayor of a city with more than 1 million people, accepted the challenge to build lasting bridges of opportunity for boys and men of color when she agreed to take part in President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

Children walk through an after school play area outside Stewart Elementary School. Photo by Scott Ball.

Excel Beyond the Bell: Making the Most of After School

Those listening to education reform conversations know that students walk into school with burdens and deficits far outside the scope of traditional instruction. For some of them, high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs are a vital source of academic, emotional, and social support.