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Creating change and destroying systemic barriers is never easy; from the Board to students to administrators to parents and beyond, your dedication is what inspires me.
I traveled to Blackhawk, Colorado as an Eagle Ambassador for the Eagle
Academy Foundation. My experience there was beyond amazing.
Across some urban areas of the United States, as many as 50% of Black males do not graduate from high school. An Ocean Hill public school is fixing this, one
Team reMind Me of Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem took 3rd place, with a $2,500 cash prize… Team reMind Me presented an iOS app designed to combat and
“One of the things that we wanted to do is actually create a school and a culture where young men could feel safe, where young men can authentically just be themselves, be boys.” – Donald Ruff, Jr.
Brooklyn student Leslie Gomez Rivera used to avoid the Midwood High School cafeteria at all costs, spending her lunchtime in classrooms or the library and sometimes going the whole day
Mr. Banks, who founded the Eagle Academy, a network of public schools for boys, is the first commissioner named to Mayor-elect Eric Adams’s administration.
Robert F. Smith tops the list of Black billionaires in America, but it’s his philanthropic work that’s grabbed the most headlines, including a commencement speech where he promised to pay off the student loans of the 2019 graduating class of Morehouse College. Now Smith’s latest gift is designed to teach young people how to handle money, through an app called Goalsetter. TODAY’s Craig Melvin reports.
The Eagle Academy Foundation Announces Major Gift from Robert F. Smith, Powered by Goalsetter App Technology Smith to donate stock shares in five portfolio companies to students, teachers, and staff
If you really want to bridge the racial wealth gap, stop asking families of color to sacrifice so much to educate their children.
Eagle Celebrates Black History Award-winning Scholars Eagle Celebrates Black History Award-winning Scholars The Eagle Academy Foundation is pleased to dedicate our inaugural blog post to the winners of the Fund II
NEW YORK — A candid conversation, up close and personal with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, answering questions from students of color during the Eagle Academy’s 19th virtual town hall to
The city’s top cop found himself on the spot Friday when a high school student from Staten Island pressed him during a town hall on what the NYPD is doing
Meisha Porter, a longtime Bronx educator whom Mayor Bill de Blasio named on Friday as his choice to replace Richard A. Carranza as schools chancellor, began her path to the chancellorship
Bronx parent Farah Despeignes awoke to what she considered good news Friday, 11 months into a painful pandemic that brought not only trauma and loss, but also a series of
A new study outlines the size of the education gap between Black and Hispanic people when compared to white people. The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) report, titled “Building
Close to 1,500 parents, educators and community members registered to attend a virtual forum on Sunday with some of NYC’s 2021 mayoral candidates. They wanted to voice their concerns about
David Banks weighs in on screening in the admissions process.
Now available on HBO Max, “The Infamous Future” documentary is set in New York City and shines a spotlight on an academic institution that is dedicated to helping young men.
”The Infamous Future,” a documentary following the Black and brown boys of The Eagle Academy for Young Men schools amid America’s severe education inequity, will begin streaming New Year’s Day
NEW YORK — When David C. Banks helped open the first Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx in 2004, he had a goal firmly in mind.
The Wall Street Journal – Members of Advisory Council said schools needed more guidance in June to be ready on time.
BKReader- The Mayor’s response to schools reopening is simply unacceptable.
New York Daily News- Opinion article by David C. Banks urging the city to step up and help the 18% of households in the city who lack internet at home,
Here & Now – With many summer camps and vacations canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, books can still give children a sense of adventure.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that education leaders, experts and advocates will sit on a council to help guide New York City in reopening school
Chalkbeat- A panel of education leaders and advocates was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to guide the city’s reopening plans. This panel included Eagle Founder & CEO David C.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to think deeper about how our school system functions.
The Eagle Academy for young men is helping students defy the odds with a graduation rate of almost ninety percent compared to the national rate of just under sixty percent.
NowThis News – The Rising Voices Library is full of books with protagonists of color to inspire Black & Latino kids and provides them with high-interest, culturally relevant texts that
Brooklyn – PIX11 Principal Cecelia Gutierrez shares with PIX11 News, how the Rising Voices Collection “ties in with the work that we’re doing to make sure all of our students
Amsterdam News- In Teachers are the engine of change. If our teachers learn about the new economy through immersive professional development experiences, they can transform outcomes for a generation of
The 74 Million- Educators, teachers, boys and young men of color need to see, read and include literature that speaks to black and Latino culture in their curriculum choices.
Fairfield – EAF President & CEO David C. Banks outlines his visionary approach to the education of young men of color, emphasizing a partnership between schools and communities based on
QNS – David C. Banks, the President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation has curated — in collaboration with with Scholastic — a new collection of books for kindergarten
Press Release – Today, Scholastic announced the Rising Voices Library, a new collection of books for K–5 classrooms containing high-interest, authentic texts that celebrate the stories of Black and Latino
Amsterdam News – Hundreds of students attended the College & Career Fair held at Queens College Oct. 18, meeting the representatives of more than 100 colleges at a historic college
Connecticut Post- Fairfield, CT- Fairfield University will host a diverse line-up of speakers at a TEDx program on October 28, including Eagle Founder David C. Banks.
Queens Daily Eagle- More than 2,000 young men and boys from around New York City visited Queens College Friday for a college and career fair designed to help high schoolers
Queens – Research shows young men of color are underrepresented at colleges across the country, but Eagle Academies are trying to change that with a college fair open to only
Kew Gardens Hills, Queens – Thousands of teens pack a Queens College gymnasium for a college fair targeted specifically at young men of color.
La producción narra las vivencias en las escuelas Eagle Academy, que ofrecen formación de calidad para afroestadounidenses y latinos en Nueva York y Newark. Elizabeth Almonte, directora de innovación de
The Grio – The ground-breaking new documentary film, THE INFAMOUS FUTURE insists that young Black and brown men are not going to be labeled as one of America’s “problems,” but
Philadelphia – The ‘unconquerable’ young men of NYC’s Eagle Academy perform at the DNC, impress Joe Biden, among others during the DNC Live Blog.
Philadelphia – Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was just about to get a bit boring, until the Eagle Academy students recited “Invictus” and brought everyone back to life.
New York- Nathanael Rose has been in control of nearly all his matches over the past two years, as he captured two state championships for Eagle Academy…but when he first
The New York Times College Scholarship winners for 2015 on Wednesday. Front row, from left: Selena Bermeo, Likita Griffith, Carlos Ycaza-Zurita, Kawkab Abid, Mah Noor, Paige Pagan and Fatima Khan.
WABC covers graduation day at the Bronx Eagle Academy, made extra special because 100% of students were accepted to College, including one student who was accepted to 21 Colleges.
The Eagle Academy Foundation is planning the launch of the Eagle Institute to help other urban school systems committed to implementing its program on a deeper level.
Daily News – Brenton James, this year’s valedictorian at Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, had an eye-popping 21college offers.
Boston – An emotional moment enfolds as Eagle alumni attending their college graduation rise to recite the William Ernest Henley poem “Invictus” as Eagle Academy President & CEO David C.
Daily News – Julius Pugh is already seeing the changes in himself since he started at the all-boys Eagle Academy for Young Men in Harlem this school year.