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Alma Powell

Air date 11/19/12
Host: Karen Brown
Guest(s): Alma Powell

Alma J. Powell sits on the boards of several educational, cultural, charitable and civic organizations, including her role as chair of the Board of Directors for America's Promise Alliance. With more than 400 national partners, the Alliance is currently leading a ten-year campaign, Grad Nation, mobilizing America to end the dropout crisis.

 

 

Operation Shoestring, founded in 1968, works to improve the lives of children and families in the Lanier High School feeder community in central Jackson, including the children and families of Galloway and Brown Elementary, Rowan and Brinkley Middle, and Lanier High School. More than 90% of the children serviced are on free/reduced lunch at school - an indicator of child poverty.

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