Join us for the May calabash with Alex Teece:
Topic: Teach For America: Can we change a child’s destiny?
- 10:15 Check in & informal discussion
- 10:30 Introduction of attendees
- 11:00 Keynote Speech
- 11:45 Lunch (Ticket cost covers our event rental/lunch cost)
Dick Rowland has asked Alex Teece to be our principal speaker. He will introduce Teach For America, the non-profit through which he came to Hawai‘i and taught for two years in Ewa Beach and currently works for as Director or External Affairs.
Alex is very interested in the impact that philanthropy can have on our public education system and he is of the belief that all students can and will achieve if given the right platform and opportunity to do so. He believes that children will achieve the “Individual Liberty” mentioned as one of Grassroot Institute’s priorities through education and the pursuit of academic excellence.
About Alex from the Teach For America Hawai‘i website: "As Director of the External Affairs team, Alex works closely with the Executive Director and the national Growth, Development and Partnerships team to shape our vision for our work with the many individuals and organizations that we partner with outside of the classroom. He manages a team that oversees our community and district partnerships, communications, development, and alumni engagement and mobilization efforts. Alex was a 2008 Hawai‘i corps member and taught 7th grade English at Ilima Intermediate in Ewa Beach, O‘ahu. He graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a Master of Education in Teaching degree in 2010, and obtained his Master of Business Administration from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in 2012.”
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Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is an independent, nonprofit research and educational institution devoted to promoting the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and limited and accountable government throughout the state of Hawaii. Through the publication of accurate and timely research and commentaries, as well as by organizing events, conferences, and seminars, the Institute seeks to educate and inform Hawaii’s policy-makers, news media and the public at large on key public policy issues. Founded in 2001, the Institute’s research and education efforts have helped provide the intellectual foundations for many public policy debates. More information on the Institute is available at www.grassrootInstitute.org.