Education and Philanthropy have invested millions of dollars to "close the achievement gap", and despite our best efforts, it still persists. Maybe the problem is in the paradigm. There is no achievement gap, there is a gap in the systemic delivery of solutions for students of color. This experience will engage participants to reimagine education in ways that create equity and navigate obstacles disrupting our students pathway to fulfilling their greatest potential.

Changing the Achievement Paradigm

Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Calvin Terrell is founder and lead facilitator of Social Centric; an organization he designed to provide education and training for all ages to enhance human interactions and global progress. He is a former Assistant Director of the National Conference for Community Justice/Anytown USA Arizona Region. He has taught for Upward Bound at Arizona State University and the Arizona National Guard’s Freedom Academy. For more than twenty years, Calvin has lectured, trained, and lead comprehensive workshops for valuing diversity, equity, and justice building in schools, corporations, and civic organizations for thousands of adults, children, and youth throughout the United States.

Richard Crews is a social justice advocate and educator that has worked from the streets of South Phoenix to the Boardrooms and Backrooms of Corporate America to best facilitate results for communities of color Calvin Terrell is a Social Justice Warrior who has traveled the country for over 30 years, working with communities and schools to deepen equity and disrupt Systemic Racism and Whire Supremacy in our schools. He is currently the founder and Program Coordinator of his Non Profit The SocialCentric Institute (Pronounced as Sky)