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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Lecture by Wendy Kopp, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Teach For America
6:30 PM -  7:30 PM
Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp proposed the creation of Teach For America in her undergraduate senior thesis and has spent the last 22 years working to grow the organization's impact. Under her leadership, Teach For America's nearly 33,000 participants have reached more than 3 million children during their two-year teaching commitments nationwide to ensure educational excellence and equity for all children.

Lecture by Reverend Gregory Boyle, Working with Inner City Youth in Los Angeles toward 'Jobs not Jails'
7:00 PM
A University of Michigan MLK Symposium Speaker
Reverend Gregory Boyle

Fr. Boyle is a Jesuit priest and the founder of Homeboy Industries, an organization that assists at-risk and gang-involved youth in Los Angeles. Fr. Boyle will speak on his experiences working with Inner city Youth toward 'Jobs not Jails', followed by a book signing arranged by Nicola's Books.