Photos | Urban Ed Academy Annual Gala in Support of Black Male Teachers

Event: Urban Ed Academy Annual Gala in Support of Black Male Teachers
Date: November 5, 2022
Location: SHACK15, San Francisco
Photos (25): Drew Altizer for Drew Altizer Photography

Urban Ed Academy held their annual gala at SHACK15 on Saturday, November 5.  Nine of their esteemed teaching fellows: Shyheikm Benton, Shawn Vanderpool, Jalen Jackson, Kameron Corprew, Taliv Coffield, Gerrard Watts, Codion Isom, Debon Maynard and Harry Searight; were honored at the gala.

The highlight of the evening was a stellar performance by musician Martin Luther McCoy, a man who serves as a conduit for socially conscious music!  

Sponsors included Bonhams, Gilead Sciences, Martin Luther McCoy, Power Station, San Francisco Giants, SHACK15, Swinerton, Union Bank, and Warriors Community Foundation.  Urban Ed Academy is an organization that strives to put black male teachers in the grade schools in SF and Oakland. It was founded as part of a strategy to inspire excitement for learning in young boys of color by matching them with mentors who looked like them.

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