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  • Dr. Peter Scharf: Community Education

    Dr. Peter Scharf: Community Education

    Peter Scharf Research Professor Department of Global Health Systems and Development Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200 New Orleans, LA 70112 Phone: 504.988.3655 Fax: 504.988.3653 pscharf@tulane.edu Research Interests: Criminal justice, law enforcement and forensics, technology and education Educational Background: AB, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York EdD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Professional Achievements: 2008 Foundations of Excellence award winner, Texas State University 2008 Nobel Public Service Presentation “Crime and the Knowledge Economy” […]

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  • Harold Clay: Disconnected Youth

    Harold Clay: Disconnected Youth

    Harold Clay is the Academy Director at Edna Karr Charter High School in New Orleans, LA. http://www.algierscharterschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=73244&type=d

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  • Deborah Cotton: Reconnecting the Disconnected

    Deborah Cotton: Reconnecting the Disconnected

    Writer, filmmaker, covering all things New Orleans.

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  • Ron McClain: Fatherhood

    Ron McClain: Fatherhood

    Ronald P. McClain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who received a law degree (JD) from Loyola University Law School in 2004. Mr. McClain is employed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Service of Greater New Orleans. He previously served for approximately nine years as Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Bureau of New Orleans. Mr. McClain, who is the immediate past chair of the Long Term Recovery Organization for Orleans parish (CARE), and vice chair of the […]

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  • Dr. Peter Scharf: Crime in New Orleans

    Dr. Peter Scharf: Crime in New Orleans

    Peter Scharf Research Professor Department of Global Health Systems and Development Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200 New Orleans, LA 70112 Phone: 504.988.3655 Fax: 504.988.3653 pscharf@tulane.edu Research Interests: Criminal justice, law enforcement and forensics, technology and education Educational Background: AB, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York EdD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Professional Achievements: 2008 Foundations of Excellence award winner, Texas State University 2008 Nobel Public Service Presentation “Crime and the Knowledge Economy” […]

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  • Rafael Delgadillo: Overcoming Violence

    Rafael Delgadillo: Overcoming Violence

    Rafael Delgadillo is an outreach coordinator for Puentes New Orleans Inc. His family is from the Dominican Republic and he has lived in the New Orleans area for most of his life. Rafael is currently working on his Master’s in History at the University of New Orleans, where his research is focused on Hispanics in New Orleans in the late 19th century.

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  • Thelma Harris French: Parental Involvement in Education

    Thelma Harris French: Parental Involvement in Education

    Thelma Harris French is the President and CEO of Total Community Action, Inc., a non-profit community based agency, dedicated to serving the needs of the disadvantaged. http://www.tca-nola.org/

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  • Rafael Delgadillo: Education in New Orleans

    Rafael Delgadillo: Education in New Orleans

    Rafael Delgadillo is an outreach coordinator for Puentes New Orleans Inc. His family is from the Dominican Republic and he has lived in the New Orleans area for most of his life. Rafael is currently working on his Master’s in History at the University of New Orleans, where his research is focused on Hispanics in New Orleans in the late 19th century.

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  • Josh: SUFEO! and the Issue of Being Pushed Out

    Josh: SUFEO! and the Issue of Being Pushed Out

    Josh works for SUFEO and is an advocate for reducing the” School to Prison Pipeline”. SUFEO! (Stand Up for Each Other!) represents youth from various schools in New Orleans who are being suspended or expelled.  When students are pushed out of school, they are more likely to be picked up by the criminal justice system.  This further imbeds the School to Prison Pipeline that national organizations, such as ACLU and NAACP, currently advocate against.  During the 2010-2011 school year, SUFEO saw […]

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  • Youth Empowerment Project: Power To The Young

    Youth Empowerment Project: Power To The Young

    (FROM WEBSITE) The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. YEP’s founders started the organization in 2004 in order to assist young people returning to New Orleans from correctional facilities. Since its inception, YEP has earned local and statewide recognition for being at the cutting edge of progressive programs for at-risk youth. We started as the first-of-its-kind re-entry program for juvenile offenders in Louisiana and now we are the region’s most comprehensive and established agency working with […]

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