Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Leaders Inspiring Change

The Role Of Philanthropy In Revitalizing L.A.’S Public Schools

On February 11, GSEP welcomed two leaders from the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools: Melanie Lundquist, philanthropist and board member; and Joan Sullivan, chief executive officer. The independent, nonprofit organization manages 17 public schools, focusing on four tenets: family and community engagement, targeted student intervention, teacher effectiveness, and great school leaders. Both women offered examples of how they used these tenets to turn struggling schools around.

Sexual Assault and Trafficking’s Effect on Mental Health and Education

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month, on April 2, minister Danielle Williams, author of From Porn to the Pulpit, discussed the impact sexual assault and human sex trafficking had on her mental health and education. She also shared her work with A New You Ministries, which exists to restore, regroup, and refocus youth and women to overcome the destruction of the streets, human sex trafficking, and domestic abuse.

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