Arthur Levine Attends ISA event in NYC
According to Dr. Gerry House, president of the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), “the organization’s mission is to help transform public high schools so that students who are traditionally underserved and underperforming, graduate prepared for success in college.”
Among the honorees this year were Dr. Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and president emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University who enabled inner city young people to have increased access to higher education. His own roots in the Bronx, New York prompted him to revisit his original apartment and write a book about the occupants and the community. He arranged for one young man in the predominantly Latino community to get a job at Teachers College (TC) in the admissions office. Now five years later, that student is still working successfully at TC.
Other honorees were Kathryn Chenault, Esq.; Lutricia Edward, VP of Citi Community Development; Daniel Leeds, president of The National Public Education Support Fund; and Phyllis Slater, president of The Hill Slater Group. #