Oprah, President Obama and the debut last week of Waiting for Superman have put education in the national spotlight.
To rally the community around improving public education, the League of Education Voters is bringing former NBA star and Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson to Seattle to speak at Mount Zion Baptist Church on October 7 at 7 p.m.
Mayor Johnson will speak to a diverse group of local students, parents and community leaders about how communities can make a difference in their schools and help all students have the opportunity to attend college.
From the NBA to Education Reform
Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento & Founder of St. HOPE
Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. (Mayor Johnson speech begins at 7:20 p.m.)
Mount Zion Baptist Church
1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Mayor Johnson founded St. HOPE Public Schools, which help inner city kids get to college through community engagement, quality educational opportunities, and after-school programs.
The public is invited to RSVP for this free event at www.educationvoters.org.