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March 19, 2010

Committed to Opening Doors: FedEx & Teach For America

Arthur Ashe once said, “When bright young minds can’t afford college, America pays the price.” I wonder what price America pays when statistics show that one in every five black males in the U.S. drops out of high school, and the current dropout rate for Hispanic males is almost four times that of white males. I’ve often heard it said, “You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem.” FedEx wants to be a part of the solution. That’s why in 2008, we pledged $1 Million to Teach for America to help expand the size and diversity of the corps.

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March 15, 2010

Educating Our Young Men – Reflections on “Men of Color & Education” Forum

On March 2nd, Teach for America hosted an electrifying event entitled “Men of Color and Education: a Discussion on the Pursuit of Excellence."  Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center will never be the same.  The audience had come fully prepared to be a part of this dialogue on educating our young African American and Latino men.  From the panelists on stage to the people sitting in the last row, everyone was completely engaged - the energy was just amazing!  Teach for America is to be applauded for all their hard work and for bringing these issues to the fore.

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