2014 MMEP Annual Meeting FINAL - Minnesota Minority Education

Report
Welcome
Carlos Mariani
Rosa
Executive Director
Jennifer Godinez
MMEP, Acting Executive Director
Fall 2014
Project Director, Race Equity and
Excellence in Education Network
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Welcome
Welcome
Keith Lester
MMEP Chairperson
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc.,
is a nonprofit collaborative, founded in 1987, that
seeks to increase the success of Students of Color and
American Indian Students in Minnesota schools,
colleges, and universities.
MMEP Staff
MMEP Staff, Fellows & Consultants
2013-14 Fellows
Carlos Mariani Rosa
Executive Director on Sabbatical
Jennifer Godinez
Acting Executive Director,
Director of Race equity Networks
Marika Pfefferkorn, Program Director, Solutions
Not Suspensions Campaign
Jessicca Edwards
Program Coordinator, MCAN
Suzanne Joyce
Office Manager
Isela Gomez
Edwin Gonzales
Jeron Mariani
Tammy Quist
Consultants
Tim Brostrom
Aleathea Garry
Kirsten Wedes
Colleen Ebinger
Patti Tetta
Board of Directors 2013-2014
OFFICERS
Keith Lester, Chair
West Metro Education Program
Stephanie Crosby, Vice Chair
Robbinsdale Area Schools
Naim Madyun, Secretary
UMN College of Education & Human Development
Tyrize Cox, Treasurer
SPPS Office of Family Engagement
& Community Partnerships
Board of Directors 2013-2014
MEMBERS
K-12 Education
Bradley Bergstrom, Austin Public High School
Kim Ellison, Minneapolis Public Schools
Dr. Stanley Brown, Hopkins Public Schools
Anthony Galloway, West Metro Education Program
James Burroughs, Minneapolis Public Schools
Danielle Grant, Minneapolis Public Schools
Lee Carlson, St. James Public Schools
Keith Lester, West Metro Education Program
Anne Carroll, Saint Paul Public Schools
Dr. Jean Lubke, East Metro Integration District
Tyrize Cox, Saint Paul Public Schools
Gretchen Peel, Northwest Suburban Integration
School District
Stephanie Crosby, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Patrick Duffy, Saint Paul Public Schools
Community at Large
Leann Enninga, Community Member, Greater MN
Dolores H. Fridge, Independent Consultant
Board of Directors 2013-2014
MEMBERS
Higher Education
Dr. Lisa D. Albrecht, University of Minnesota
Mary Lou Dresbach, MN Office of Higher
Education
Community Non-Profit
Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Saint Paul Promise
Neighborhood
Dr. Nadine Haley, Metropolitan State University
Jennifer Kolden, Native American Community
Development Institute NACDI
Jesus Hernandez-Mejia, Gustavus Adolphus
College
Jovita Francisco Morales, Mesa Latina
Waite House
Alexander Hines, Winona State University
Marcus Pope, Youthprise
Sundraya Kase, Minnesota Private College
Council
Dr. Janet Mohr, MN Board of School
Administrators
Naim Madyun, University of Minnesota
Karen Woodward, Saint Paul Public Schools
Foundation
Wm. Tex Ostvig, University of Minnesota
Leon Rodrigues, Minnesota State Colleges &
Universities
Mary Sam, Central Lakes College
Bruce Schelske, University of Minnesota
Business
Vickie Conley, St. Jude Medical/AGA
MMEP Partner Institutions
Brooklyn Center Schools
East Metro Integration District
Hopkins Schools
Minneapolis Public Schools
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Minnesota Private College Council
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Northwest Suburban Integration District
Robbinsdale Area Schools
Saint Paul Public Schools
University of Minnesota
West Metro Education Program
MMEP NETWORKS
“A Promise to Act: Educational Equity and Excellence
for All of Our Children”
MMEP’s Inaugural
Race Equity and Excellence in Education Action Plan™
Central Minnesota Team
Central Lakes College
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Leaders
Isle school leaders
Onamia school leaders
Nay Ah Shing school leaders
Wewinabi Early Childhood Program
With Support from:
MMEP, Technical Assistance
Otto Bremer Foundation, funder
Initiative Foundation, supporter
Blandin Foundation, funder
Our Collaborative Partner reflects on this impact
MMEP has been extremely instrumental in guiding the
REEEN work and Action Plan in the Mille Lacs
Community. Isle and Onamia superintendents are
ready and looking forward to the school board
training; with many new school board members being
added into the mix. In rural communities change in
school leadership and teachers is a constant. Turnover
has impacted our timeline both in the K12 and via
Central Lakes College. This is part of the problem
which IS part of the opportunity gap issue- poor, rural,
communities with a large number of students of color
do not have consistency in relationship. All three
schools in the Mille Lacs community and in Brainerd
have brand new superintendents and all have new
principals.
And all partners do want to continue to move forward. Resources are needed;
including dedicated staff to maintain the momentum of the plan, but the work of
MMEP’s staff to get this off the ground was critical and historic.
Mary Sam, Central Lakes College
MMEP Race Equity Fellows 2013-14
Isela Gomez
Minnesota Prosperity Act (MN
Dream Act II: The Movement to
Pass the Minnesota Dream Act
and Its Impacts on Students of
Color in Minnesota
Edwin Gonzalez and Jeron Mariani
MMEP English Learners Student Voices
Project - The MN LEAPS Act and
Community Responses
We are building a strong network to influence
college readiness, access and success for
Minnesota’s students! And Empowering our
networks with Tools and Resources
Academic Enrichment Guide
 8000 copies distributed
E-Alerts and Social Media
 Over 1200 individuals receiving regular updates
 FaceBook and Twitter
6 sites created college readiness, access and
success implementation plans and were
trained
Andrea Carroll-Franck & Eric Brunner
The Sanneh Foundation
Community Specific
Outreach Events
In Minnesota:
% of Statewide K-12 Fall
Enrollment (2011-2012)
Out of School
Suspensions/Expulsions/Exclusion
7% 2%
40%
2% 6%
9%
8%
2%
4%
8%
73%
39%
Amer Indian
Asian/Pacific Islander
Black
Hispanic
Multi Race
Amer Indian
Asian/Pacific Islander
Black
Hispanic
Multi Race
While Black Students make up only 9% of K-12 students enrolled in MN schools,
they represent 39% of out-of-school disciplinary actions
MDE Discipline Data
2014: Minnesota Black Male Achievement Advisory
■ Advise on Black Male Achievement in
MN
■ Connect to national work Dignity in
Schools
■ Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition
■ Provide Technical Assistance to School
Districts in Minnesota
Fernando Martinez
National Field Organizer
Dignity in Schools
In Memory – A Lasting Legacy
“All My Relations:
Equity in Action ”
Commitment and Passion to expand
the education opportunities for
ALL
students
Ron McKinley
MMEP Founder
2014
All My Relations:
Equity In Action Award
2014 All My Relations: Equity In Action
Honorable Mention
Beth Hawkins
2014 All My Relations: Equity In Action
Honorable Mention
Alejandra Matos
Board Elections
2015 -2016 Nominees
K-12 Education
Higher Education
Dr. Stanley Brown, Hopkins Public Schools
Mary Lou Dresbach, MN Office of Higher Education
Tyrize Cox, Saint Paul Public Schools
Dr. Nadine Haley, Metropolitan State University
Stephanie Crosby, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Jesus Hernandez-Mejia, Gustavus Adolphus College
Kim Ellison, Minneapolis Public Schools
Alexander Hines, Winona State University
Anthony Galloway, West Metro Education
Program
Sundraya Kase, Minnesota Private College Council
Mary Sam, Central Lakes College
Danielle Grant, Minneapolis Public Schools
Community at Large
Bruce Schelske, Retired TRiO, University of
Minnesota
Business
Alyssa Buckalew, General Mills
2015 -2016 Board of Directors
K-12 Education
Dr. Stanley Brown, Hopkins Public Schools
Kim Ellison, Minneapolis Public Schools
James Burroughs, Minneapolis Public Schools
Anthony Galloway, West Metro Education Program
Lee Carlson, St. James Public Schools
Danielle Grant, Minneapolis Public Schools
Anne Carroll, Saint Paul Public Schools
Keith Lester, West Metro Education Program
Tyrize Cox, Saint Paul Public Schools
Dr. Jean Lubke, East Metro Integration District
Stephanie Crosby, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Gretchen Peel, Northwest Suburban
Patrick Duffy, Saint Paul Public Schools
Integration School District
Community at Large
Leann Enninga, Community Member, Greater MN
Bruce Schelske, Retired TRiO, University of Minnesota
2015 -2016 Board of Directors
Higher Education
Community Non-Profit
Dr. Lisa D. Albrecht, University of Minnesota
Muneer Karcher-Ramos, Saint Paul Promise
Neighborhood
Mary Lou Dresbach, MN Office of Higher Education
Dr. Nadine Haley, Metropolitan State University
Jesus Hernandez-Mejia, Gustavus Adolphus College
Alexander Hines, Winona State University
Sundraya Kase, Minnesota Private College Council
Naim Madyun, University of Minnesota
Wm. Tex Ostvig, University of Minnesota
Jennifer Kolden, Native American Community
Development Institute NACDI
Jovita Francisco Morales, Mesa Latina Waite House
Marcus Pope, Youthprise
Dr. Janet Mohr, MN Board of School Administrators
Karen Woodward, Saint Paul Public Schools
Foundation
Leon Rodrigues, Minnesota State Colleges &
Universities
Mary Sam, Central Lakes College
Business
Alyssa Buckalew, General Mills
Strategic Planning Process
2014
Board Consensus on new
Mission ~ Vision ~ Strategies
MMEP’s Vision
We envision a just society in which an
equitable educational ecosystem ensures all
students achieve their full potential.
Achieving this vision would mean that race is
no longer a predictor of educational success.
MMEP’s Mission
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership uses a race
equity lens to transform educational institutions,
organizations, and leaders to ensure that students of
color and American Indian students achieve full
academic and leadership success.
Defining Race Equity
Race Equity is a condition. It means that those most
affected by inequities have the space to build power
and lead through collective action.
Equity is raising the achievement of all students while
eliminating the racial predictability and
disproportionality of which student groups occupy the
highest and lowest achievement.
2015-2018
Big New Strategies
#MMEPBigBoldGoals2015
Goal 1: Minnesota school systems are
culturally responsive in their policies and
approaches to education.
 MMEP will develop a locally and nationally -recognized
school board training model that incorporates leadership
development around race equity policies, cultural
responsiveness, and racial realities and schooling.
 MMEP will partner with model principal and administrative
academies that train and support education leaders to lead
with a race equity lens.
Goal 2: Minnesota school climates foster
positive student engagement to eliminate
discipline gaps by race and support students of
color and American Indian students for
academic and leadership success.
 MMEP will train school districts to implement model discipline
codes.
 MMEP will advise on the implementation of specific academic
empowerment center (AEC) models, such as the office of black
male achievement.
Goal 3: Minnesota educators reflect
student demographics.
 MMEP will lead a new collaborative of education
groups, teacher education schools, and advocacy
organizations from communities of color to develop
and advocate for state policy and a funding framework
tied to a race equity accountability system, in order to
increase teachers of color in Minnesota.
Goal 4: Minnesota schools utilize
heritage and home language to support
academic excellence for English
language learners and the
multilingualism of all students.
 MMEP will work with English language learner
departments statewide to implement research-based
promising practices to better serve students and
families.
Goal 5: Minnesota institutions of higher
education will support student achievement by
providing greater access and equity to students
of color and American Indian students. With a
focus on financial aid equity and students of
color and American Indian students.
 MMEP will partner with other college access groups to
lead campaigns for improved higher education outcomes
in Minnesota (ex. dual credit enrollment, financial aid,
remedial course campaigns)
 MMEP will train college access groups to deliver financial
literacy and financial aid options to distinct groups of
parents/guardians.
Our Board and Staff deeply reflected on the
name of the organization and it’s ability to
carry forth new strategy, new vision, new
mission.
TO……
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership:
Advancing Race Equity and Excellence
Membership vote on new name
MMEP Donors
3M Foundation
Blandin Foundation
Bush Foundation
Dignity in Schools
General Mills Foundation
Medtronic Foundation
Minneapolis Foundation
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners (Kellogg funds)
Otto Bremer Foundation
Saint Paul Foundation
Securian Foundation
Travelers Foundation
YMCA of the USA (for MN College Goal)
Youthprise
MMEP Partner Institutions
and
Over 100 Individual Members -You!
Membership -Support MMEP

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