It's Time to Make Your Voice Heard!
Thanks to the support of the Walton Family Foundation, we will honor five courageous at-promise students. These awards recognize at-promise students who demonstrate courage in overcoming obstacles and pursuing academic excellence. There were many nominations from students across the country that were considered.
This year we will honor two of our colleagues - Mike Ilic and Priestley Parker. Mike Ilic is Administrative Director of Student Services for the Corona-Norco USD. A former continuation school principal, past president of the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA), and current president of the ACSA Ed Options Council, he is a tireless defender of the at-promise population. Priestley Parker is a school counselor who teaches students to break down the walls that prevent students from being successful and models how to manage anger, resolve conflict, problem solve, and communicate effectively when the world around them seems in chaos.
We are also proud to be honoring San Diego's own Assembly Member Shirley Weber as the 2018 Vision Award recipient. Dr. Weber is a member of the California Assembly Education Committee, California Legislative Black Caucus and Select Committee on Boys and Men of Color and as the author of legislation supporting dropout recovery, closing the achievement gap and increasing funding for the lowest performing student subgroups, she understands the importance of the work that we do.
Learn more about this year's Reaching At-Promise Student Award Winners
- America's Promise Alliance
- Big Picture Learning
- California Collaboration for Education Excellence
- Career Ladders Project
- Center For American Progress
- College of Idaho
- EdTrust West
- Education Northwest
- Harvard University, Homies Empowerment
- Kids in Common
- National League of Cities
- National Youth Employment Coalition
- New Teacher Center
- Opportunity Youth Partnership
- Our Piece of the Pie
- Seattle College
- Stanford University, Gardner Center
- University of California, San Diego