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ESP Participates in Academic UpRise Education Symposium

(Sunday, December 2, 2007. Los Angeles , CA)

ESP President Everett L. Glenn, left, and Eric Brown, Chairman of the Board of Academic UpRise and Vice President, Development, The Africa Channel

Congresswoman Laura Ricardson, 37th District, California, and ESP President Everett L. Glenn

ESP CEO/President Everett Glenn and his son, Associate General Counsel Justin Glenn, joined Congresswoman Laura Richardson, State Assembly Majority Leader, Karen Bass, Mayor Bob Foster, Harbor Commissioners James Hankla, Doris Topsy-Elvord and Mike Walter, City Clerk Larry Herrera, Superintendent Chris Steinhauser and Chief of Police Anthony Batts at the 6th Annual Educational Symposium at Long Beach Poly High. The symposium, a joint effort of Academic UpRise and the Long Beach Unified School District, promotes quality education and career interest among Middle and High School students throughout the City of Long Beach.

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Academic Up-rise Inc. is a provider of tutoring service in core high school subjects and case management assistance for at-risk and homeless students attending public schools in Long Beach and vicinity. The purpose of this program is to develop, implement and evaluate new methods by which to tutor and prepare "at-risk" students and athletes for standardized testing, and to help them to pass high school core subjects. This program is based on a seven-stage collaborative that links the local school district, social workers assisting homeless shelters, PTO/PTA's, local Food Banks, Community organizations, faith based organizations, and local government agencies providing assistance to "at-risk" students. The purpose of this partnership is to develop and implement innovative curricular activities to help students matriculate into high school and enable them to take advantage of future life improvement opportunities.

ESP President Everett Glenn joined Doug Robinson, Vice President for Student Services, Cal State Long Beach, Board of Education President Felton Williams, Anthony Ross, Vice President for Student Affairs, Cal State Los Angeles, and Ron Mincy, Professor of Social Welfare Policy, Columbia University, on the President’s Forum to discuss and identify an action plan to address the enrollment crisis among Black and other underrepresented males in college. “We have a power potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we might direct that power towards good ends,” said ESP President Everett Glenn. “We must never put a tape measure on our children, but must ensure that whatever they desire to be, and can be, will come to fruition. We are the foundation that helps to stabilize our children, and the glue that helps to hold them together as they process life as they see it and they see it through us.

ESP President Everett Glenn, left, and the Honorable Doris Topsy-Elvord, Secretary, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners and former Vice-Mayor, City of Long Beach

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, left, and ESP President Everett L. Glenn