WFD Series 3: Youth Engagement in the Education Sector: Increasing Youth Social Justice Awareness through Schools and Impact on Community Engagement
Fueling social justice provides a young scholar increased opportunity for both academic and community enhancement success.Through stronger youth development efforts in host schools, after-school and prevention program planning, operations for both academic and social support can be created to address systemic deficiencies found within many lower performing urban demographics burdened by social inequities. Through culturally relevant and intentional social justice education, scholars can be provided with greater understanding of social affairs and advocacy.
About the Presenters:
Cedric Hall is a Director of Equity and Climate for the NYC Department of Education. Preceding his current position, Hall was the principal of Eagle Academy for Young Men in Queens, New York. Over the course of his 13 years as a K-12 education professional, he has worked with youth in Philadelphia, Newark, Maryland, and New York City. While in a school administrative capacity, Hall has been credited for contributions that resulted in state assessment data increases of more than 30 percent and high school graduation rates up to 96 percent. Work over the course of his education career also include consultation for multiple community-based organizations and after-school programs resulting in millions of dollars in grant funding and as much as 80 percent increase in youth enrollment. Hall has sat on the executive boards of prominent New York City area organizations. With great pride in his alma maters, Hall is an alum of Temple University and Seton Hall University where he received his specialist degree in Education Management and Policy. He is currently concluding his doctoral studies. Hall is also an alum of the New Leaders for New Schools school administrator development program.
Carlton Hall is the President and CEO of Carlton Hall Consulting LLC (CHC), a multi-faceted, full-service consulting firm designed to provide customized solutions and enable measurable change for communities, organizations, families, and individuals. Carlton Hall has been providing intensive substance abuse prevention focused and community problem solving services to the nation for the last 25 years. Currently, Carlton and the CHC team provide executive training and technical assistance support to the Southeast PTTC (Region 4)