Education Equalizer Team

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” 

— Oprah Winfrey.

Note to Volunteers:

Our Education Equalizer volunteers are critical to the success of our organization. Due to the nature of our work, there is a wide range of opportunities for you to support us either, in person and virtually. Most of our programs are in the evenings, on weekends, and throughout the summer. For consideration, all volunteers must apply and successfully pass a background check.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Education Equalizer Foundation Signature College Prep 101

Manage attendance and follow-up for College Prep 101. Administer surveys and create partnerships with organizations interested in hosting a workshop. Recruit students for the program. Attend the program events and help to ensure a successful course.

College Admissions and Financial Aid Application Assistant

Assist our scholars with preparing for and completing college admissions, FAFSA, FFAA, FAST, and other required admissions applications.

Million Dollar Scholar Brunch

Assist with set-up and clean-up of the room and Million Dollar Scholar brunch agenda before, during, and after the event. Serve breakfast to guests. Help with the event as needed, encourage guests, and foster positive relationships.

General Volunteer

Have an idea that you don’t see listed above? Send an email to, and we will be happy to discuss it with you to see if it is a good fit.

Interested in learning more? Contact us by email at

Board of Directors

Dr. Kandra Albury, Board Chairman
CEO, MTE Publishing, Director at the University of Florida, and Founder of Kids and Capes 501c3
Dr. Kerwin Scott, Board Vice-Chairman
Periodontist, University of Florida and Co-Founder of The Education Equalizer Foundation
Dr. Carjie Scott Board Member, CEO and Founder
Director at Tennessee State University, Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College, and Author, “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life.”
Mrs. Inga Gwaltney, Board Secretary
Guidance Aide, Alachua County Schools
Mr. Art Alston, Board Treasurer
Claims Manager, Nationwide Insurance
Ms. Chanae Jackson, Board Member
Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur, The Accidental Activist, and Author, “Yeah I Said it and I Don’t Give a D.A.M.N.”
Ms. Jessica Brown, Board Member
CEO, The College Gurl Foundation 501c3, National News Education Correspondent, and Author, “How to Pay for College When you are Broke.”
Dr. Darrius Brooks, Board Member
Co-Founder, HBCU Hub and Executive Director, Department of Education
Dr. Crystal Bowman, Board Member
Doctor of Pharmacy and Co-Owner, Bowman Vineyards
Mr. Lexley Shelton, Board Member
Media Services Specialist, Santa Fe College and Media Expert Businessman

Volunteer Staff

Dr. Carjie Scott, Co-Founder, and CEO
Director at Tennessee State University, Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College, and Author, “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life.”
Ms. Jatori Little, Program Director
Act Certified Educator, ACT WorkKeys Administrator for Online Testing, and KIPP Forward Advisor
Ms. Porshe’ Chiles, Program Manager
Founder Endurance Consulting, University of Florida Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant Agricultural Education and Communication
Mrs. Edwina Hurst, Program Coordinator
Former Co-Owner of Maple Street Biscuit Company Tioga and Butler Plaza and Board of Directors Member Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.


  • April 2021 – The Education Equalizer Foundation was first mentioned as an idea in the “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life” book.

  • November 2021 – The Education Equalizer Foundation was founded as a registered non-profit in Gainesville, FL.

  • November 18, 2021 – The Education Equalizer Foundation has its’ first committee meeting.

  • December 2021 – The Education Equalizer Foundation finalizes its’ Board Members.

  • January 2022– Our President began accepting speaking engagements to promote college preparedness at non-profits, churches, high schools, and universities. Learn more

  • February 2022 – The Education Equalizer Foundation partners with the Common Black College Application to enable students to receive millions in scholarships and dozens of acceptances to the nation’s premier HBCUs i.e. Tennessee State University, Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters University.

  • April 2022 – The Education Equalizer Foundation hosts its’ first Common HBCU tour and exceeds its’ goal of 30+ potential students to learn, apply for, and get accepted to HBCUs.

  • April 2022 – The Education Equalizer Foundation partners with the Coalition Application to enable students to get financial aid, admissions, and test preparation tools which will help them submit a competitive application and access Coalition College’s member schools comprised of traditional 4-year institutions i.e. University of Florida, Florida State, and University of Tampa.

  • May 2022 – The Education Equalizer Foundation received first fully-funded grant to host summer college workshop in partnership with PRG and Project Youthbuild and adds a program coordinator to the team.

  • July 2022 – The Education Equalizer Foundation announces new board member appointments and executive staff.

  • August 2022 – The Education Equalizer concludes inaugural College Prep 101 cohort where a dozen students applied for college, learned about FAFSA/FFAA, student life, and campus safety.

© Copyright 2022-2023
The Education Equalizer Foundation Inc. 501(c)(3) is a tax-exempt organization. The EIN number is 87-3688925.
9200 NW 36th Ave Ste 130-3213
Gainesville, FL 32606

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