Urban Tech held their 2014 Gala at Three Sixty Degrees. This year's gala was hosted by E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles and CBS's Maurice DuBois. The evening was full of inspiration as guests were able to support the organization by bidding on premium auction items during both the silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the evening helped expand Urban Tech's Adopt-a-School Program, which offers individuals and corporations the opportunity to personally connect with schools and have a significant impact on the education of thousands of disadvantaged youth by providing a slew of much needed resources, including ·
- Professional Development of teachers to teach positive behavior intervention strategies for safe and supportive schools and effective ways to reach and inspire today’s students;
- After School Programs to extend the school day and give students increased time to improve academic scores and performance;
- Parent Workshops for better approaches to support their children’s education.
Distinguished honorees for the night included actor Hill Harper who received the Humanitarian Award. Other honorees went to Christopher J. Williams, Chairman, CEO and Founder of The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and Williams Capital Management, LLC, for the Corporate Leadership Award; Kimberly B. Davis, Managing Director at Teneo Strategy, for the Community Service Award; and Stephen M. Coan, Ph.D. for the Educational Leadership Award.
After a lavish dinner, guests were treated to dessert and a live DJ set by Mel Debarge.
The National Urban Technology Center’ celebrates 19 years of service connecting students and families to digital literacy, comprehensive health education and life skills that are critical to academic success. For more information, please visit www.urbantech.org