Become an Education Equalizer Volunteer

GAINESVILLE, FL. (EEF News) – The Education Equalizer Foundation is seeking to recruit more volunteers to serve the organization’s needs. Interested persons should complete the volunteer form below for more information. “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey. Note to Volunteers: Our Education Equalizer volunteers are criticalContinue reading “Become an Education Equalizer Volunteer”

Chanae Jackson, EEF Board Member, earns 2023 MLK Hall of Fame Award

Chanae Jackson, Education Equalizer Board Member has earned the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Hall of Fame Award for her unselfish commitment to education, healthcare, racial and social injustice in Gainesville/Alachua County. Please join us in celebrating Ms. Jackson for the work she does in our community and for The Education Equalizer Foundation.

Principal Curtis Peterson, Caring and Sharing Learning School, says strong family engagement is a critical part of student success on ‘College Talk’

Curtis Peterson assumed his current position as Principal at the Caring and Sharing School in Gainesville, Florida in 2008. While serving in the DeKalb County School System in Georgia as a successful school administrator, he was recruited by the Caring and Sharing School board to return to his hometown of Gainesville, Florida. In doing so, he was hired by the board and tasked to take the school to higher levels by expanding buildings, decreasing classroom sizes, and improving academic skills and student performance.

Season’s Greetings!

Every day, we offer a full-course meal. The Education Equalizer Foundation is here to serve your college prep needs. We aim to educate and graduate our students. Join us: Here’s how to give to The Education Equalizer Foundation during the holiday season. $25 donation can pay the application fee of a student. $50 donation canContinue reading “Season’s Greetings!”

Jessica Brown, Nationally Recognized Financial Aid Expert, explains there is money for college everywhere for everyone on ‘College Talk’

Jessica L. Brown is a nationally recognized financial aid expert. As Founder of College Gurl, President of The College Gurl Foundation, Author of How to Pay for College When You’re Broke and the children’s book College Girl’s First College Tour. Jessica educates students and families on how to make the best-informed decisions around financing a college education. Named the Financial Aid Fairy Godmother, her mission is to ensure students have access to an affordable and quality education. Additionally, she mentors and exposes Washington Metropolitan area high school students to college through her nonprofit, The College Gurl Foundation.

Jason Hurst, Real Estate Agent, says your network is your networth on ‘College Talk’

Jason Hurst, entrepreneur and realtor is a featured guest. Jason owned two Maple Street Biscuit restaurants in Gainesville, FL. He recently sold to Cracker Barrel, earning a six-figure profit. He has nearly a decade of experience working with a variety of Fortune 100 companies, such as Pfizer, Inc. J.P. Morgan and State farm Insurance. His career began as a Wall Street analyst in Manhattan and has endeavored in both finance and sales during his corporate career. “I want to share with young people how invaluable it is to have a caring and supportive network; this is what truly identifies your network,” said Jason Hurst.

EEF Scholars toured Santa Fe College

GAINESVILLE, FL. (EEF News) – Education Equalizer Scholars from Eastside High School, Buchholz High School, and Gainesville High School visited Santa Fe College for a campus tour. The students received a warm welcome from Admissions Specialist Ismelda Alvarez, SF Achieve Coordinator Terrell Jenkins, and a current SF student who served as the tour guide. AfterContinue reading “EEF Scholars toured Santa Fe College”