Happy 4th Birthday Reclassifying All Children Equally Organization. Time have passed by so fast, but here we are, three years later, continuing to make a difference in the lives of dozens of children in the Albany, NY community! Special thanks to our former and current e-boards, supporters, members, and most importantly, THE CHILDREN because without you, we would not be here today!
Est. November 4, 2009
Joel Shaun Amad Livingston, Founder & President (2009-2012)
Congratulations to 2012-2013 R.A.C.E. President Erica Nkasiobi Akpaka & Jayvee Rhoda
on their graduation from the University at Albany. Erica graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Political Science. Next, Erica will be a Corps Member for City Year Chicago, which is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track for graduation. Jayvee also graduated with his Bachelor's of Science in Political Science. Jayvee & Erica is currently preparing for their LSAT exam, in preparation for law school. Erica & Jayvee, good luck with all your future endeavors and you both will be truly missed!
Congrats to all the junior Racer's & Racette's who graduated from sixth grade from Eagle Point Elementary School on June 20, 2012. This is just some of them. Good luck in middle school and with all your future endeavors.
Creedence Cameron, Josiah Graham-Johnson, Jah-Quay Brown, Tamir Tunnell, Erich Cortes-Ribeaux, William Smith, Uriah Crapps, Jaquaria Robinson-Williams, Jada McDaniels, Yvelisse Rivera, & Rasi Dugger-Perrin.
Congrats to R.A.C.E. Founder Joel Shaun Amad Livingston & R.A.C.E. 2011-2012 Secretary Joanna Gonzales on their graduation from the University at Albany! Joanna graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. Next, Joanna will be a Corps Member for City Year New York, which is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track for graduation. Joel graduated Magna Cum Laude with this Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice. Next, Joel will be attending Columbia University to pursue his Master's in Social Work. This year, Joel served as Commencement Speaker at UAlbany's graduation. You can view his speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUPRduaJJ54. Joel & Joanna, good luck with all your future endeavors and you both will be truly missed!
R.A.C.E. Organization is the recipient of the 2012 Student Association "Student Group of the Year" Award, 2012 Student Association "Most Involved In The Community At Large" Award, 2012 President's Award for Leadership Community Service Award, & Fuerza Latina's "Servicio" Award! Thanks to everyone who has supported us in our initiatives!
Congrats to Eagle Point Elementary School Sixth Grader Vinnette Besmonte for winning the 2012 R.A.C.E. Scholarship! This year's theme was "Do The WRITE Thing" and it's open to sixth grade students at our partnership schools, Eagle Point & Pine Hills Elementary Schools. Students were asked to write a 250 word essay on how he/she views youth crime in their community, ways to prevent youth from engaging in more crimes, and their future career goals. Vinnette received a $100 US Savings Bond!We used the feedback from the students to assist us in our initiatives for the 2012-2013
Congrats to UAlbany's own Organized Chaos Step Team & Precizun Step Team for winning R.A.C.E. Organization's "Bring Em Out" Youth Talent Show! On April 29, 2012, we showcased the talented youths from all over the Albany community. The acts ranged from salsa dances to wonderful step routines taught by our very own UAlbany student groups. The winning team received a $250 grand prize and donated the proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club!
R.A.C.E. Org's Founder Joel Shaun Amad Livingston Interview with YNN News!
Joel Shaun Amad Livingston, R.A.C.E. Founder & President Speaks About
R.A.C.E. on UAlbany TV!
In November 2011, R.A.C.E. Organization was featured in the
Albany Student Press for Outstanding Community Service!
R.A.C.E. Organization is the recipient of the 2011 University at Albany's Presidential Award for Leadership for Community Service, The Dr. Seth W. Spellman Achievement Award for Community Service, The Student Association's 2011 Purple & Gold Award for Most Involved in the Community At-Large & the Albany NAACP Image Award: Booker T. Washington Civil Engagement Award for Community Service for our Emerging Men of Tomorrow & Girls Rising Onto Womanhood (G.R.O.W.)Mentoring Programs!
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Reclassifying All Children Equally Organization
"The R.A.C.E. Towards Excellence & Success Has No Finish Line!"
Est. November 2009