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16 November 2020 Academic Gap: Why Black students lag behind in schools and what’s being done to fix it NEW YORK — When David C. Banks helped open the first Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx in… Learn More

27 October 2020 PIX11 Interview on NYC Return to School Eagle Academy President & CEO David C. Banks sits on the city advisory board to reopen schools. He… Learn More

09 October 2020 Inside City Hall: State of Our Schools Eagle Academy Foundation President and CEO David C. Banks appears on NY1 to discuss the reopening of… Learn More

27 September 2020 New York City Mayor’s Advisory Council Warned of Teacher Shortage Four Months Ago The Wall Street Journal – Members of Advisory Council said schools needed more guidance in June to be… Learn More

25 September 2020 Bronx News 12: State of Our Schools Bronx – Eagle President and CEO David C. Banks offers hope to parents and teachers in challenging times. Learn More

24 February 2020 The Eagle Academy for Young Men is beating the odds when it comes to students of color The Eagle Academy for young men is helping students defy the odds with a graduation rate of almost ninety… Learn More

20 February 2020 How Library of Black Protagonists Will Help Kids of Color NowThis News – The Rising Voices Library is full of books with protagonists of color to inspire Black… Learn More

12 February 2020 PIX11: A Unique Collection in the Bronx of Black, Latino Male Stories Brooklyn – PIX11 Principal Cecelia Gutierrez shares with PIX11 News, how the Rising Voices Collection… Learn More

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PIX11 Interview on NYC Return to SchoolRecent News, Videos, Watch the Video

PIX11 Interview on NYC Return to School

10/27/2020Eagle Academy President & CEO David C. Banks sits on the city advisory board to reopen schools. He explains his disagreement with reopening the schools, and the impact the closure…More

Inside City Hall: State of Our SchoolsRecent News, Videos, Watch the Video

Inside City Hall: State of Our Schools

10/09/2020Eagle Academy Foundation President and CEO David C. Banks appears on NY1 to discuss the reopening of middle & high schools during the COVID pandemic.More

New York City Mayor’s Advisory Council Warned of Teacher Shortage Four Months AgoArticles, Recent News

New York City Mayor’s Advisory Council Warned of Teacher Shortage Four Months Ago

09/27/2020The Wall Street Journal – Members of Advisory Council said schools needed more guidance in June to be ready on time.More

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Bronx News 12: State of Our Schools

09/25/2020Bronx – Eagle President and CEO David C. Banks offers hope to parents and teachers in challenging times.More

A Statement From The President And CEO Of The Eagle Academy Foundation, On NYC DOE Schools ReopeningArticles

A Statement From The President And CEO Of The Eagle Academy Foundation, On NYC DOE Schools Reopening

09/23/2020BKReader- The Mayor’s response to schools reopening is simply unacceptable.More

Internet Access All NYC Students Deserve: All Families Need Broadband Access for Remote LearningArticles

Internet Access All NYC Students Deserve: All Families Need Broadband Access for Remote Learning

08/26/2020New 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,…More

What Young Black Men Need and DeserveArticles

What Young Black Men Need and Deserve

06/12/2020New York Daily News – Eagle Scholars Jayson Fox and Kareem Alkassar, speak truth to power in this piece.More

Rising Voices Library Highlights Stories Of Black And Latino BoysArticles

Rising Voices Library Highlights Stories Of Black And Latino Boys

05/25/2020Here & Now – With many summer camps and vacations canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, books can still give children a sense of adventure.More

These 45 Education Experts Will Advise NYC on Reopening SchoolsArticles

These 45 Education Experts Will Advise NYC on Reopening Schools

05/22/2020STATEN 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…More

Here’s Who is advising de Blasio on reopening NYC schoolsArticles

Here’s Who is advising de Blasio on reopening NYC schools

05/11/2020Chalkbeat- 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….More

Tech Companies Must Pitch In During The Pandemic to Innovate Remote Learning MethodsArticles

Tech Companies Must Pitch In During The Pandemic to Innovate Remote Learning Methods

03/24/2020The current COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to think deeper about how our school system functions.More

The Eagle Academy for Young Men is beating the odds when it comes to students of colorEagle in the News, Recent News, Videos, Watch the Video

The Eagle Academy for Young Men is beating the odds when it comes to students of color

02/24/2020The 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.More

How Library of Black Protagonists Will Help Kids of ColorRecent News, Videos, Watch the Video

How Library of Black Protagonists Will Help Kids of Color

02/20/2020NowThis 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…More

2020 Education Power 100Articles

2020 Education Power 100

02/18/2020City & State Magazine recognized 100 of New York’s dedicated educators, including Eagle CEO & President David C. Banks.More

PIX11: A Unique Collection in the Bronx of Black, Latino Male StoriesEagle in the News, Recent News, Videos, Watch the Video

PIX11: A Unique Collection in the Bronx of Black, Latino Male Stories

02/12/2020Brooklyn – 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…More

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Summit Aims to Empower Young Men of Color

02/08/2020Brownsville – The Eagle Academy Foundation in Brownsville kicked off its Black History celebrations with a summit that aims to achieve social change- including speakers, workshops and African rituals.More

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Urban Agenda: Preparing Students for the New Economy Starts with Developing our Teachers

02/06/2020Amsterdam 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…More

We Need to Teach Young Men of Color Differently. That Starts With Books Where They Are CelebratedArticles

We Need to Teach Young Men of Color Differently. That Starts With Books Where They Are Celebrated

01/05/2020The 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.More

TEDX: Empowering Young Men of Color to SOAR Above Adversity- TEDX Fairfield UniversityVideos, Watch the Video

TEDX: Empowering Young Men of Color to SOAR Above Adversity – TEDX Fairfield University

11/20/2019Fairfield – 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…More

Founder of Eagle Academy Schools Compiles Library with Role Models for Students of ColorArticles

Founder of Eagle Academy Schools Compiles Library with Role Models for Students of Color

11/19/2019QNS – 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…More

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New Rising Voices Classroom Library from Scholastic and David C. Banks Celebrates the Stories of Black and Latino Boys

10/24/2019Press 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…More

Eagle Academy Foundation Hosts Historic College & Career FairArticles

Eagle Academy Foundation Hosts Historic College & Career Fair

10/24/2019Amsterdam 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…More

Innovation “TED Talks” coming to Fairfield UniversityArticles

Innovation “TED Talks” coming to Fairfield University

10/23/2019Connecticut 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.More

Flushing College and Career Fair Engages Hundreds of NYC StudentsArticles

Flushing College and Career Fair Engages Hundreds of NYC Students

10/21/2019Queens 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…More

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‘INFAMOUS FUTURE’, UN DOCUMENTAL LLENO DE HISTORIAS INSPIRADORAS SOBRE JÓVENES QUE CONSTRUYERON SU CAMINO

10/10/2019La 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…More

The Infamous FutureArticles

Powerful new documentary, ‘The Infamous Future,’ showcases Eagle Academy Schools and the plan to prepare young Black men for greatness

11/14/2018The 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…More

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A Better Way to Educate Black Young Men

06/04/2018New York’s Daily News article by Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York and David C. Banks President and CEO of the Eagle Academy…More


Academic Gap: Why Black students lag behind in schools and what’s being done to fix it
16 November 2020
NEW YORK — When David C. Banks helped open the first Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx in…
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PIX11 Interview on NYC Return to School
27 October 2020
Eagle Academy President & CEO David C. Banks sits on the city advisory board to reopen schools. He…
Read More

Inside City Hall: State of Our Schools
09 October 2020
Eagle Academy Foundation President and CEO David C. Banks appears on NY1 to discuss the reopening of…
Read More

New York City Mayor’s Advisory Council Warned of Teacher Shortage Four Months Ago
27 September 2020
The Wall Street Journal – Members of Advisory Council said schools needed more guidance in June to be…
Read More

Bronx News 12: State of Our Schools
25 September 2020
Bronx – Eagle President and CEO David C. Banks offers hope to parents and teachers in challenging times.
Read More

A Statement From The President And CEO Of The Eagle Academy Foundation, On NYC DOE Schools Reopening
23 September 2020
BKReader- The Mayor’s response to schools reopening is simply unacceptable.
Read More

Internet Access All NYC Students Deserve: All Families Need Broadband Access for Remote Learning
26 August 2020
New York Daily News- Opinion article by David C. Banks urging the city to step up and help the 18% of…
Read More

What Young Black Men Need and Deserve
12 June 2020
New York Daily News – Eagle Scholars Jayson Fox and Kareem Alkassar, speak truth to power in this piece.
Read More

Rising Voices Library Highlights Stories Of Black And Latino Boys
25 May 2020
Here & Now – With many summer camps and vacations canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, books…
Read More

These 45 Education Experts Will Advise NYC on Reopening Schools
22 May 2020
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that education leaders, experts and advocates…
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Academic gap: Why Black students lag behind in schools and what’s being done to fix it

November 16, 2020

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.

PIX11 Interview on NYC Return to School

Oct 27, 2020

Eagle Academy President & CEO David C. Banks sits on the city advisory board to reopen schools. He explains his disagreement with reopening the schools, and the impact the closure and lack of resources is having on youth. He calls on more support for teachers and leaders.

Inside City Hall: State of Our Schools

October 9, 2020

Eagle Academy Foundation President & CEO David C. Banks appears on NY1 to discuss the reopening of middle & high schools during COVID pandemic.


Bronx News 12: State of Our Schools

September 25, 2020

Bronx – Eagle President & CEO David C. Banks offers hope to parents and teachers in challenging times.

How Library of Black Protagonists Will Help Kids of Color

February 26, 2020

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 give context to what they’re experiencing in the world around them.


The Eagle Academy for Young Men is beating the odds when it comes to students of color

February 24, 2020

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.


PIX11: A Unique Collection in the Bronx of Black, Latino Male Stories

February 12, 2020

Brooklyn – PIX11 Highlights an important book collection curated by Eagle Academy President & CEO David C. Banks in collaboration with Scholastic. Principal Cecelia Gutierrez shared with PIX11 News, how the Rising Voices Collection “ties in with the work that we’re doing to make sure all of our students have equitable access to books that are relatable — books that tell their story.”


Summit Aims to Empower Young Men of Color

February 8, 2020

Brownsville – The Eagle Academy Foundation in Brownsville kicked off its Black History celebrations with a summit that aims to achieve social change. Students listened to speakers, took part in workshops and participated in African rituals, such as the transformation walk where the students are blindfolded and led by their mentors — signifying the transition from boyhood to manhood.

TEDX: Empowering Young Men of Color to SOAR Above Adversity – TEDX Fairfield University

Nov 20, 2019

Fairfield- The Eagle Academy Foundation 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 the guiding principles of academic excellence, leadership, and character development.  Banks’ visionary approach to the education of young men of color emphasizes a partnership between schools and communities based on the guiding principles of academic excellence, leadership, and character development. His model has been adopted in schools throughout all five New York City boroughs and Newark, with replication of the model set to expand nationally.

CBS: COLLEGE FAIR OFFERS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG MEN OF COLOR

October 18, 2019

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 Black males.


‘INFAMOUS FUTURE’, UN DOCUMENTAL LLENO DE HISTORIAS INSPIRADORAS SOBRE JÓVENES QUE CONSTRUYERON SU CAMINO

September 5, 2019

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 la entidad, explicó que en las aulas los jóvenes crecen en un ambiente donde se sienten seguros y así pueden aprovechar al máximo el aprendizaje.