A REEL Look at Education Presented by Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance
Friday, October 16, 2015 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Grand 1894 Opera House
www.galveston.com or (888) 939-8680
Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by scenes from the film FIRST GENERATION. The filmmakers and one of the stars of the film will lead us through an interactive discussion of their three year journey exploring the problem of college access.
Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, FIRST GENERATION tells the story of four high school students – an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers – who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education. Their story is our story. We’ll reflect on the challenges facing Galveston students and the current efforts underway to support them.
Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance (GSCA) is a non-profit organization serving the entire community of Galveston. GSCA seeks to cultivate a prosperous and equitable community by supporting collaborative action. We have identified improving educational outcomes for all children as a priority of focus for 2015-2018. Using data-driven initiatives we will work closely with the public, private and charter schools to leverage community resources, bring needed funding and talent to the island, and convene partners and stakeholders to marshal change. GSCA strives to increase educational opportunities for all children, especially the nearly 70% that are economically disadvantaged or at risk, from cradle through career.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Grand Opera House