No matter what space you’re in, representation and mentorship matter.
Did you know that Black men make up just 2% of teachers nationwide? Millions of students reported for school this morning and—whether they realized it or not—there was a growing diversity gap among their teachers. Even here in Philadelphia—the city of brotherly—only about 4% of all teachers are Black men. Yet, Black students comprise 50% of the district’s student body; 27% of them Black males. This is simply unacceptable.
Join us at our upcoming reception and panel discussion, presented in partnership
with COMCAST, to learn more about the exciting work we’re doing in Philadelphia. Hear about how we’re developing targeted programs and pathways to bolster the representation and retention of black males in the classroom so that they can not only teach their students the possibilities—but show them. Also, make meaningful connections with our network of teachers, administrators, legislators, clergy members and business leaders from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. And most importantly, share your story and let us know how you can help us make sure Philly has at least 1,000 Black male teachers by 2025. Our students are depending on us. All of us.