Educators to Africa

Educators to AfricaEducators to Africa is a common interest organization that was formed after a unique six week study tour to four West African countries as a result of the school district of Philadelphia responding to the November 17, 1967 Students March on the Board of Education for Black History to be Taught in the Schools which created the Office of African and African-American studies.

The School District, under the leadership of Office Director William C. Green, the University of Connecticut, and the African American Institute headquartered in New York City, co-sponsored “Educators to Africa 1970,” an educational travel program that took 131 Educators from 25 states in the United States to Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, and Dahomey (Benin) for intensive historical, social and cultural studies. The 38 participants from Philadelphia formed the largest single contingent. Inspired by all the had learned and the hospitality they had received, members of the Philadelphia contingent created an organization that would allow them to maintain closer relationships with our brothers and sisters on The Mother Continent.

In 2016, YOakleyPR worked with the William C. Green Legacy Scholarship Fund committee to design marketing materials that would support the committee’s goal to raise $15,000 in order to provide scholarships to African America-Diaspora students committed to implementing programs and projects highlighting Black contributions to world history and culture.

For more information, please email ETA President Dr. Oscar Hankinson or visit Educators to Africa on their official website.

Yasheaka Oakley Owens

Yasheaka Oakley Owens is the owner of YOakleyPR, a woman-owned small business that provides public relations, social media, and online marketing support services to small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

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