Education Equalizer Team

Board of Directors

Dr. Kandra Albury, Board Chairman
CEO, MTE Publishing, VP Meridian Behavioral Health, 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
Executive Director at Tennessee State University, Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College, and Author of “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, 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
Committee MembersPolicies and ProceduresScholarshipsFundraising Marketing
*Chairwoman AlburyX
*Vice-Chairman K. ScottX
*Board Member C. ScottX
Secretary GwaltneyX
Treasurer AlstonX
Board Member JacksonX
Board Member BrownX
Board Member BrooksX
Board Member BowmanX
Board Member SheltonX
Student Board Member Garner
* = Founding board member

“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 Program Assistant

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.

The Education Equalizer Foundation College Talk Radio Show Coordinator

Assist with editing and recording College Talk radio interviews. Suggesting music for playlists. Attend parties and events with middle-high school students to promote the radio station.

The Education Equalizer Foundation and Common Black College Application Retention Coordinator

EEF and CBCA have teamed up to create a satellite retention program hosted at CBCA member school institutions. This volunteer would help manage the program and execute the retention strategy across 65+ CBCA member schools. It’s a highly visible role that requires senior-level remote management experience. Some travel is required.

The Education Equalizer Foundation ACT/SAT Prep Program Recruiter

Assist with recruiting middle through high school students to join our ACT/SAT test prep program. Supports the needs of the Program Director as needed.

The Education Equalizer Foundation Career Readiness and Gap Year Coordinator

Assist with recruiting students to attend monthly career readiness events hosted by the Program Director for rising juniors, seniors, and gap year students.

The Education Equalizer Foundation 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.

The Education Equalizer Foundation Million Dollar Scholar Brunch Program Assistant

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.

The Education Equalizer Foundation General Volunteer

Have an idea that you don’t see listed above? Send an email to hello@educationequalizers.com, 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 hello@educationequalizers.com.

Staff

Dr. Carjie Scott, Founder and CEO
Executive Director at Tennessee State University, Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College, and Author of “You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life.”
Mrs. Edwina Hurst, Program Manager
Manager of Experiential Learning and Campus Inclusion within the Career Connections Center, Board of Directors Member Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Porshe’ Chiles, Program Manager
Founder Endurance Consulting, University of Florida Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant Agricultural Education and Communication
Ms. Nasseeka Denis, Program Manager
Post-Secondary Coordinator, Aces in Motion and Family and Community Engagement Specialist, University of Florida
Mrs. Dani Hobson, Test Coach
Founder, Dani, The-ACT-Coach Test Prep, Remote Rater Education Testing Service (ETS)

Open Meetings

January 22, 2023, 8:30p – 9:30p Zoom

May 20, 2023, 8:30p – 9:30p Zoom

July 22, 2023, 8:30p – 9:30p Zoom

October 21, 2023, 8:30p – 9:30p Zoom

Timeline

  • 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 www.carjiescott.com

  • 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 the first fully-funded grant to host a summer college workshop in partnership with Partnership for Reimagining Gainesville and Project YouthBuild and added a program coordinator to the team.

  • July 2022 – The Education Equalizer Foundation announces new board member appointments and assigned working committees.

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

  • December 2022 – The Education Equalizer Foundation issues its inaugural end-of-year report here.

  • January 2023 – The Education Equalizer Foundation offers its inaugural ACT/SAT Prep Session and meets its enrollment goal by 100%

  • March 2023 – The Education Equalizer Foundation hosts several pop-up scholarship workshops with churches, non-profits, and high schools.

  • March 2023 – The Education Equalizer Foundation hosts its first HBCU on-site Preview Day event.

  • April 2023 – The Education Equalizer Foundation participates in the Amazing Give and exceeds its’ fundraising goal by 180%. Thank you, Wagmore Foundation.


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The Education Equalizer Foundation Inc. 501(c)(3) is a tax-exempt organization. The EIN number is 87-3688925.
mailing address only:
9200 NW 36th Ave Ste 130-3213
Gainesville, FL 32606
call:
352-363-1197
email: hello@educationequalizers.com

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