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SYNOPSIS The Lottery is a feature-length documentary that explores the struggles and dreams of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in the months leading up to the lottery for Harlem Success Academy, one of the most successful schools in New York City. The four families cast their lots in a high-stakes draw, where only [...]
(L to R) Stephen Powell, Executive Director, Mentoring USA; Susan L. Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine; Pastor Charles D. Eatman, Sr., Mt. Pleasant Community Church and Director and Principal, Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy; Rochelle Hill, Co-Chairperson, Harlem CARES; and Aarian Pope-Punter, Recruitment Manager, Mentoring USA (Photo: Samir Amami/New [...]
Why Mentor? Because our children are in a state of emergency… Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate. In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school. Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested. 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated. The number one cause of [...]
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