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Robin Hood New Peer Middle Managers Learning Group

Dear Community Partner, In September 2022, we will be launching our new peer learning group for middle managers who are leaders of color. Details are included below. Please note we are only accepting one nomination per community partner at this time.   The Middle Manager Peer Learning Group will support leaders of color in developing advanced soft and hard skills through training, peer coaching, and leadership consulting. During a ten-month-long forum,15 middle managers will be introduced to research-based concepts, strategies, and real-work scenarios that position them to leverage advancement opportunities and align their individual goals with their organization’s strategic priorities. The topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Personal trust and confidence
  • Time management
  • Leadership and communication styles
  • Achieving peak performance while working-through tension
  • Avoiding burnout and reaching career satisfaction
  • Social-awareness and relational-engagement
  • Coaching and delegating to enhance performance
  • Communication, negotiation, and the decision-making process
  • Creating systems, structures, and workflows
  • Improving the continuum of program services and product design
  • Developing partnerships and retaining valuable relationships
  • Effective contract and operations management
  • Managing conflict, resistance, and ambiguity
Lessons related to race, power, leading Diversity Equity, and Inclusion efforts, managing a post-pandemic workplace, and the “great resignation” impact will be a component of the program. To create an effective, confidential, and candid learning environment for the process, we’ve arranged for the peer group to be facilitated by Tirza Barnes and Mahdi Davenport, who are solution-focused trainers skilled in leadership consulting, and nonprofit management, social justice, and life coaching. Tirza and Mahdi are master facilitators who foster a climate of trust, safety, transparency, and commitment to group formation and are skilled in navigating complicated conversations, inviting self-introspection and diversity of thought in a team’s leadership work. To learn more about the Middle Manager Peer Learning Group, please read the program description in the linked document. Program Dates: From September 2022 to June 2023
  • Orientation session -September 28 or 29 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Monthly meeting dates will be announced
Participants are selected based on:
  • Being a leader of color with 6-10 years of work experience
  • Currently managing two or more people
  • Their drive to secure an advanced leadership role in their organization and increase job performance
Next Steps: If this might sound interesting for any of your colleagues, please forward this email and have them complete the Interest Form by Friday, July 22nd. Please note we are only accepting one nomination per community partner at this time. As part of the application process, candidates will have a 20-minutecallwith the program facilitators Tirza Barnes and Mahdi Davenport in the coming weeks.
Jorge Jorge Altamirano Manager, Research and Digital Assets ROBIN HOOD 826 Broadway, 9th Floor New York, NY 10003 (212) 844-3540 WWW.ROBINHOOD.ORG

Teacher Appreciation

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Teacher Appreciation Blog

The six Eagle Academy for Young Men public schools are often celebrated for the incredible and inspiring results the young men display socially, emotionally, and academically. Through their powerful and engaging work, young men across the Eagle network, past, and present, rave about the importance of the teachers they had during their pivotal middle and high school years. This Teacher Appreciation week, we want to give a huge thanks to the incredible educators that foster and educate the young men of the Eagle Academies daily.  

“One of the greatest lessons I learned was from my Dean, Aaron Barnette, and one of my favorite teachers, Philip Magli,” Hector Bonilla said. “[Mr. Magli] passed away earlier this year. God rest his soul. He taught me to be grateful for the gift of life. We are in a unique position to breathe, and [they taught me] to always have a smile on my face and put my best foot forward. Every day I’m always being the kindest I can be to people because of what I learned from my former teacher Mr. Magli and Dean Aaron Barnette.”

During his time as an educator, hundreds of young men were influenced by Philip Magli, a star teacher at the Eagle Academy for Young Men of the Bronx. Without teachers such as Magli, who devote their time, energy, and resources to the young men, this work wouldn’t be possible.  

Our hero educators have played a critical role in our network-wide 89% high school graduation rate versus the 59% national average for young men of color and helping 99% of our scholars to be accepted to college in 2021. Eagle Teachers guide our young men to realize their potential. The unique collaboration in our classrooms has led to an abundance of success stories. One is that of Brenton James, the 2014 Eagle Academy for Young Men of the Bronx valedictorian who went viral for being accepted to 21 colleges before ultimately deciding to attend the University of Pennsylvania, becoming the network’s first student to enroll in an Ivy League college. Eagle Academy educators’ impact on James helped pave the way for future Eagles to reach impressive heights.  

We thank each of the Eagle Academy teachers for their hard work, heartfelt dedication, and steadfast support for the young men we serve. Happy Teachers’ Appreciation Week! 

Philanthropist Robert F. Smith works to bolster financial literacy

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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.

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