Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Location: Rooker Hall, Fireside Room (East Campus Village)
The speaker for the March CFF meeting will be Lawrence Harris. Lawrence is the director and CEO of the Athens Community Career Academy, a charter program that gives high school students the opportunity to take core academic college courses, enroll in career-themed college certification programs, and participate in unique internships
Lawrence is also the founder and president of College Factory, a nonprofit that provides college and career planning resources to youth and families from low-income backgrounds. As a young person who struggled initially as a student to become someone with a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and enrolled in a doctoral program at UGA, Lawrence understands the difficulties students from low-income backgrounds face and how to overcome those obstacles. He will share insights on some of the students in our classrooms at UGA and possible ways to better understand, empathize, and connect with them during their academic sojourn here.