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    Brilliant Bus

    Estella Mims Pyfrom Graduate of Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida and Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida Estella Mims Pyfrom was born in Quincy, Florida and grew up in Belle Glade, Florida. She attended Everglades Vocational High School grades 1- 12 at Okeechobee Center in Belle Glade, Florida. She began her college career at, A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she earned her B.S. Degree and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, Vocational Home Economics and Administration […]

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  • Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Gardiner Music Mentoring Rare combination of teaching, composition, producing and engineering expertise. James Gardiner is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, producer and recording engineer with two Grammy nominations and 42 gold and platinum awards to his credit. Early recognition. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Gardiner moved with his family to Seattle, where he was discovered during his first solo trombone performance by heiress Lulu Fairbanks of Fairbanks, Alaska. She sponsored Gardiner to perform with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and study at the […]

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  • Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores Lecturer – TED Talk (Expression’s College of the Arts: Emeryville, CA)

    Rafael Flores is a bilingual documentary and narrative filmmaker of Mexican-Lithuanian decent. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University, specializing in screenwriting, directing actors and post-production. He also holds a BA in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies from the University Washington. In 2004 and 2005 Mr. Flores received the University of Washington’s Certificate of High Scholarship. He also was accepted into the Golden Key and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies in 2006 and 2007. Mr. […]

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  • Nathan Ross Freeman’s  Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

    Nathan Ross Freeman’s Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

      The Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts officially opened last week, giving local nonprofits a place to call home. A ribbon-cutting was held at the “John 3:16 Building” (624/630 W. Sixth St.) on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Years ago, it housed the N.C. Employment Security Commission. First Baptist Church Fifth Street had purchased the building and planned to raise it for a parking lot. The church ended up signing it over to make way for the Center for Education […]

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  • Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices  academies at work

    Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices academies at work

    About i.am angel Foundation Founded by will.i.am in 2009, the i.am angel foundation is focused on its mission to do its part and make a difference by transforming lives through education, opportunity and inspiration. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, will.i.am, with The Black Eyed Peas, has sold 31 million albums and 58 million records worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group (originally an alternative hip hop group, they have since added R&B,pop, dance, electro and techno influences). Though founded in Los Angeles, California in 1995, it was not […]

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  • The Harlem Children’s Zone

    The Harlem Children’s Zone

    Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone has helped put historically low-achieving students in New York on academic par with their grammar-school peers. CNN’s Anderson Cooper reports. In his 20-plus years with Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc., Geoffrey Canada has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform. Since 1990, Mr. Canada has been the President and Chief Executive Officer for Harlem Children’s Zone, which The New York Times Magazine […]

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