Posted by: acbuildingblocks | October 28, 2010

OUSD Names Director of African-American Male Achievement

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) recently appointed Chris Chatmon as their very first director of African-American Male Achievement.   Funded by private donors, Chatmon is charged with changing the trajectory on which so many African-American male youth find themselves.  The Oakland Tribune writes: “in the fall of 2004, 956 African-American boys entered the ninth grade. Four years later, in the Spring of 2008, 377 black boys graduated. Of those, 89 graduated with the grades and credits required to attend a state university.”  Chatmon will address academic achievement as well as try to make a positive impact in the crime and violence rates affecting young men.


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