Dancing Scholars, Showing Up

Wanda Lockridge told the Education Town Hall how the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation supports students in DC’s Wards 7 and 8.

Honoring the memory of teacher, coach, and board of education member William Lockridge, the foundation provides scholarships to college-bound students and funds an “International Ambassadors” program bringing middle school students to Africa. Their annual fund-raiser, “Dancing with the Scholars” pairs high school students with State Board of Education members.

spo14Dancing with the Scholars

Educational entertainer Ayanna Gregory and comedian Laughin Lenny, who will be on the Nov. 8 program, each describe why they are involved and share a taste of their work. See Tracks 3 and 4 below.

Saturday, Nov. 8, 7-10 p.m.

THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Showing Up and Joining the Council Race

On Track 5, Tatisha West of the Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative discusses the Show Up Stand Out movement for truancy prevention, and DC Council candidate Courtney Snowden, a 6th generation Washingtonian, relates how education issues launched her campaign.

The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays at 11 Eastern on We Act Radio.
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Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

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