After Talana´s success in Spain explaining how single-sex education has helped young women in New York, The Eagle Academy Foundation President comes to Spain (Barcelona) the 8th of November to explain how the Foundation empowers at-risk inner city young men to become academic achievers, engaged citizens, and responsible men by providing quality education resources and proven effective community-based initiatives to address the shortfalls in public education to effectively educate them.
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Today, the Eagle Academy Foundation and its network of public schools stand as a national model of academic excellence and social success for urban young men. Eagle Academy's 2010 high school graduation rate of 87% is more than double the citywide rate for Black and Latino male students (43%). 95% of Eagle Academy graduates go on to college. Eagle Academy graduates have been accepted by our nation's most prestigious universities and colleges, such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, Carnegie Mellon University, and Morehouse College, to name just a few. Most importantly, all Eagle Academy young men embrace the ideal that hard work and strong character combined with academic achievement define success.
The 2010 Schott State Report on Black Males and Education describes Eagle Academy as one of the "beacons of light with outstanding leaders that are doing a great job saving hundreds of children."
David C. Banks
As President and CEO, David is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Eagle Academy Foundation, which is charged with providing financial support for the academic enrichment programs at the Eagle Academy schools, offering professional development services to educators and administrators that want to effectively engage and teach inner city young men and the expansion and replication of the Eagle model.
Prior to becoming President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, David was the founding principal of the first Eagle Academy in the Bronx, NY. Preceding this, he served as the founding principal of the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, a theme-based high school that provided a unique opportunity to David to combine law and education background.
David is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and received hi Juris Doctorate from St. John's University. He earned his Education, Administration and Supervision certification by attending Brooklyn College, City College and Baruch College in NYC, simultaneously.
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