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It's official. The insights, data, research and economic vision shared by the Saving America's Black Boys National Campaign is making a HUGE impact. On Aug. 16, 2013 in Tacoma, WA at the William Factory Incubator, SABB participated in the Puget Sound Region Economic Solutions Summit. 

I designed the first-half of the day and introduced a framework for the discussion that had such a dramatic impact that the City of Tacoma set aside time to meet privately the following day (on a Saturday!).

More than 60+ attended the summit and the response was overwhelmingly awesome!

SABB needs to produce more of these Economic Solutions Summits. This one wasn't ours, but we controlled most of the agenda. We need your help to cover the costs involved in producing our own national series. 

The interest is strong from at least a half-dozen major cities. But we cannot wait until other folks get their act together. If we can afford to cover the costs of these summits we can produce them anywhere there's interest ... and that interest in SABB is growing every week with every speaking engagement and event.

On Sept. 17, I will sit on a panel with Johnathan Holifield (VP of Inclusive Competitiveness at NorTech and co-founder of America21 along with me and Dr. Chad Womack, National Director of STEM Education at UNCF) at the SSTI Conference (http://ssticonference.org). 

I'd love to leverage that opportunity to invite the tech companies that will be there to support the SABB series of economic solutions summits. I can do that if you will help me raise enough to produce a website (with video) and cover travel costs for speakers. Venue and food can be covered by local producers of the event.

Will you help?

If everyone who pledged will give $5 or $10, that will go a long way toward supporting the success SABB is having. Thanks so much for your support. I will keep you informed as we continue to make progress.

mike
mike@blackinnovation.org

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