'Multiple Solutions to Multiple Problems'
Key Theme of National Cluster Workshop
Photos by Robert L. Bailey
AT THE WATERGATE HOTEL in Washington D.C., Eisenhower's Chris Fay addresses police, counselors, and foundation staff on the long- and short-term goals of essential after-school programs.
LEILA McDOWELL, Director for Capacity-Building Replications, provides media training for workshop participants -- advising them on the importance of working effectively with media -- to get the exact message across.
EISENHOWER C.O.O. JOHNNIE GAGE addresses a varied group of individuals in attendance at the Watergate -- most of whom are involved in youth development nationally.
LATER IN THE DAY, Gage discusses plans for a new Quantum Opportunities Program in Jackson, Miss., with Dr. Aaron Shirley, chairman of the board of the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation. The mall is now home to Mississippi's first-ever Quantum Opportunities Program, which offers high school freshmen a four-year course of academic, personal, and community-service training -- 750 hours a year, with an hourly stipend the foundation will match at the end of every year.
EDDIE BANKS, a former D.C. police officer and now Eisenhower's Director for Problem-Oriented Community Policing,
explains the advantages and opportunities that community policing offers residents in communities that house Eisenhower's
Youth Safe Haven-Police Ministations.
ABOVE, BANKS MAKES A POINT with mentors, police, and paid civilian staff -- as he stresses the importance of having an effective plan for successful after-school education and training.
EISENHOWER PRESIDENT ALAN CURTIS advises youth-development professionals and civilian staff about what works -- and what doesn't work -- to give participants the best ways to get the most out of their after-school programs.
GAGE CANNOT UNDERESTIMATE the value of community policing in the Youth Safe Haven-Police Ministation model upon which the Eisenhower plan relies -- a community concept based on the Japanese "Koban," which puts police closer and more accessible to the people.