Most Teachers Don’t Look Like Our Students and That’s a Problem.

Most Teachers Don’t Look Like Our Students and That’s a Problem. Photo credit: Atlanta Blackstar Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015–16 school year.– Pew Research Center, 2017 65% of the students in Central Texas are of color. – Texas Tribune. 2019 No matter […]

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Enrichment Club Report

Enrichment Club Report Get Creative Enrichment Club members from Crockett High School pose with their Creative Mentor (center) at E4 Youth’s Annual Showcase event. Download the full report. As I wrote about earlier, E4 Youth has been going through our annual evaluation process. Our bread and butter programming is Get Creative Enrichment Clubs — trained college age Creative Mentors […]

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The Assault On the Psyche Is Real

The Assault On the Psyche Is Real As we move through the summer months, E4 Youth has been working on improving our evaluation methodology. As a small organization, it can be difficult to develop a robust process for measurement. We’ve struggled at times with this issue. So, last summer we got some support from our friends […]

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Austin Impact Accelerator 2019

Austin Impact Accelerator 2019 It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on Medium. I’ve been busy living life, scheming on how to stay whole, writing proposals and doing due diligence for E4 Youth, the organization I founded over a decade ago. One of those proposals was for a City of Austin Innovation Grant […]

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Victory Grill VR Experience

Explore E4 Youth’s VR Experience of the Historic Victory Grill, right off I-35 in East Austin. Instructions [includes audio, best viewed in Firefox via desktop]: Use the hand cursor to drag the image in any direction. Direct the floating circle cursor over the thumbnails to transition to other 360° images in the gallery. Refresh browser […]

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Two men in East Austin look at new mural on 12th & Chicon, Austin TX

12th & Chicon VR Experience

Explore E4 Youth’s VR Experience of the “heart of Austin’s Black community,” the corner 12th & Chicon. Instructions [includes audio, best viewed in Firefox via desktop]: Use the hand cursor to drag the image in any direction. Direct the floating circle cursor over the thumbnails to transition to other 360° images in the gallery. Refresh […]

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