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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.