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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...
PIX11: Interview on NYC Return to School
27 October 2020
Eagle Academy President and CEO David C. Banks sits on the city advisory board to reopen schools. He...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
Rising Voices Library Highlights Stories Of Black And Latino Boys
25 May 2020
Here and Now - With many summer camps and vacations canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, books...
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...
Here’s Who is advising de Blasio on reopening NYC schools
11 May 2020
Chalkbeat- A panel of education leaders and advocates was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to guide...
Tech Companies Must Pitch In During The Pandemic to Innovate Remote Learning Methods
24 March 2020
The current COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to think deeper about how our school system functions.
The Eagle Academy for Young Men is beating the odds when it comes to students of color
24 February 2020
The Eagle Academy for young men is helping students defy the odds with a graduation rate of almost ninety...
How Library of Black Protagonists Will Help Kids of Color
20 February 2020
NowThis News - The Rising Voices Library is full of books with protagonists of color to inspire Black...
2020 Education Power 100
18 February 2020
City and State Magazine recognized 100 of New York’s dedicated educators, including Eagle CEO and President...
PIX11: A Unique Collection in the Bronx of Black, Latino Male Stories
12 February 2020
Brooklyn - PIX11 Principal Cecelia Gutierrez shares with PIX11 News, how the Rising Voices Collection...
Summit Aims to Empower Young Men of Color
08 February 2020
Brownsville - The Eagle Academy Foundation in Brownsville kicked off its Black History celebrations with...
Urban Agenda: Preparing Students for the New Economy Starts with Developing our Teachers
06 February 2020
Amsterdam News- In Teachers are the engine of change. If our teachers learn about the new economy through...
We Need to Teach Young Men of Color Differently. That Starts With Books Where They Are Celebrated
05 January 2020
The 74 Million- Educators, teachers, boys and young men of color need to see, read and include literature...
TEDX: Empowering Young Men of Color to SOAR Above Adversity - TEDX Fairfield University
20 November 2019
Fairfield - EAF President and CEO David C. Banks outlines his visionary approach to the education of...
Founder of Eagle Academy Schools Compiles Library with Role Models for Students of Color
19 November 2019
QNS - David C. Banks, the President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation has curated — in collaboration...
New Rising Voices Classroom Library from Scholastic and David C. Banks Celebrates the Stories of Black and Latino Boys
24 October 2019
Press Release - Today, Scholastic announced the Rising Voices Library, a new collection of books for...
Eagle Academy Foundation Hosts Historic College & Career Fair
24 October 2019
Amsterdam News - Hundreds of students attended the College and Career Fair held at Queens College Oct....
Innovation "TED Talks" coming to Fairfield University
23 October 2019
Connecticut Post- Fairfield, CT- Fairfield University will host a diverse line-up of speakers at a TEDx...
Flushing College and Career Fair Engages Hundreds of NYC Students
21 October 2019
Queens Daily Eagle- More than 2,000 young men and boys from around New York City visited Queens College...
CBS: COLLEGE FAIR OFFERS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG MEN OF COLOR
18 October 2019
Queens - Research shows young men of color are underrepresented at colleges across the country, but Eagle...
PIX11: How an Unconventional College Fair Could Change the Lives of Young Men at Risk
18 October 2019
Kew Gardens Hills, Queens - Thousands of teens pack a Queens College gymnasium for a college fair targeted...
‘INFAMOUS FUTURE’, UN DOCUMENTAL LLENO DE HISTORIAS INSPIRADORAS SOBRE JÓVENES QUE CONSTRUYERON SU CAMINO
10 October 2019
La producción narra las vivencias en las escuelas Eagle Academy, que ofrecen formación de calidad para...
Powerful new documentary, ‘The Infamous Future,’ showcases Eagle Academy Schools and the plan to prepare young Black men for greatness
14 November 2018
The Grio - The ground-breaking new documentary film, THE INFAMOUS FUTURE insists that young Black and...
A Better Way to Educate Black Young Men
04 June 2018
New York’s Daily News article by Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New...
A Golf Centre Grows in Harlem
25 August 2017
New York Times - The Bridge Golf Foundation and Eagle Academy partner because their missions align, both...
United Way and the Giants Partner for Education
22 September 2016
Amsterdam News - Monday, at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, the United Way of New York...
Recapping the DNC Live Blog: Party Divisions Make Education a Risky Political Topic for Clinton
29 July 2016
Philadelphia - The 'unconquerable' young men of NYC's Eagle Academy perform at the DNC, impress Joe Biden,...
Eagle Academy Students Recite 'Invictus' In One Of The DNC's Most Powerful Moments
26 July 2016
Philadelphia - Tuesday night's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was just about to get a...
Nathanael Rose Competes at World Championships, Wins Opening Match
12 September 2015
New York- Nathanael Rose has been in control of nearly all his matches over the past two years, as he...
MSNBC: Eagle Academy’s Success with Young Men of Color
29 April 2015
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and David C. Banks, founder of Eagle Academy talk about how the all-male...
MSNBC: David Banks Helps Young Men SOAR
29 April 2015
MSNBC interviews Eagle Founder and CEO David C. Banks after Freddie Gray’s arrest sparks Baltimore protests....
13 Who Defeated Adversity Earn New York Times College Scholarships
11 March 2015
The New York Times College Scholarship winners for 2015 on Wednesday. Front row, from left: Selena Bermeo,...
An Afternoon to ‘Soar’
19 December 2014
Amsterdam News - Late Saturday afternoon, more than three dozen friends and neighbors gathered at the...
Eagle Academy for Young Men 2014 Graduation News Coverage
25 June 2014
WABC covers graduation day at the Bronx Eagle Academy, made extra special because 100% of students were...
How Bronx’s Eagle Academy Helps Inner-City Kids Soar
23 June 2014
The Eagle Academy Foundation is planning the launch of the Eagle Institute to help other urban school...
Brenton James, this year's valedictorian at Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, had an eye-popping 21 college offers.
23 June 2014
Daily News - Brenton James, this year's valedictorian at Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, had...
David C. Banks Honorary Doctorate Ceremony-Wheelock College
30 May 2014
Boston - An emotional moment enfolds as Eagle alumni attending their college graduation rise to recite...
Eagle Academy Foundation 2014 Promotional Video
12 May 2014
Learn how Eagle Academies help young men soar through first-hand accounts by students, staff, and our...
Eagle Academy’s Soaring Swagger Turning Boys Into Men
30 September 2013
Daily News - Julius Pugh is already seeing the changes in himself since he started at the all-boys Eagle...
After Anguish and Grief, a Call to Action
31 July 2013
Open Society Foundations - A call out to have a long overdue, frank discussions about race in America...
Businesses Seen as Key for City’s Black Students
25 July 2013
Crain’s New York Business - With the graduation rates of black students in the city still lagging behind...

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