For more than 26 years, this native of Memphis, Tennessee has been imparting knowledge to students of all creed, colors, and walks of life; put it simply she’s ‘educating young minds.’
Through her EYM program she has been able to connect students to scholarships. Angeles Echols-Brown is receiving a local heroes award from KCET along with other recipients such as Richard Allen Williams, M.D.,FACC, FAHA, Gail Farber Director County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Harry Corre Patient Advocate/Veterans Service Officer West Los Angles Veterans Administration Medical Center, Nobuko Miyamoto Artistic Director and found Great Leap, Thomas T. Carpenter, Esq. Former co- Chair OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Robert Garcia Founding Director and Counsel The City Project, and others. The awards ceremony is on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Club Nokia 6:30pm. The ceremony is hosted by Tempsett Bledsoe and will feature performances by New Directions Veterans Choir, Taiko Center of Los Angeles Quetzal.
Angeles Echols-Brown is developing a new program titled Access/No Excuse. The program provides an online network that connects students to databases that will provide information for K-12. Information includes: high school requirements , College information, degree options, resume, interview skills, financial aid, and many other resources. For college students and graduate program helps provide career planning resources and create a target and pre-screen reciprocal job/employee search. Members of the business and corporate communities are able to access resume of EYM collegiate students through online
Angeles Echols-Brown, is a remarkable woman who has empowered thousands of children and families with knowledge, vision and awareness that our kids can succeed. She has recently been featured on NBC/Macy’s “4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.” She has also been honored in 25 Years of Creating Better Futures, highest level of mentoring and providing needs for the community by the Mayor and Council Members in the community. Angeles Echols-Brown 2013 KCET Local Heroes Award is another example showing how dedicated she is to our youth by continuing to ‘educate young minds.’
EYM, a non-profit learning center, has been helping inner city elementary, middle, and high school students excel at academics and at life since 1987. EYM provides a rich and diverse supplemental learning environment where a team of educators encourages students to grow academically, emotionally, and socially. Not only has EYM been supported and sponsored by Nestle, Toyota, Microsoft, ACOM, and College Access Foundation of California, in the past, but also through Echol’s devotion and passion for the youth, EYM was able to present 17 scholarships this passed June alone at her Annual EYM Gala.
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