Stepping up for the kids

News To Watch 2018: Profound Gentlemen Takes Next Step Stepping up for the kids By Ryan Pitkin @pitkin_ryan When we first met Jason Terrell in October 2015, he and Mario Javon Shaw, the co-founders of educational nonprofit Profound Gentlemen, had recently quit their jobs as teachers to work full time...

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2 Former Teachers work to keep African American men in the classroom as Profound Gentlemen

Things are looking up for 27-year-old Jason Terrell and 28-year-old Mario-Jovan Shaw. Three years ago, the two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers quit their jobs to form an organization that would not only focus on attracting African-American men to the classroom but provide them with support so they would stay. Then and...

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The Tools to Change the World

By Righteous Keitt Earlier this month Profound Gentlemen received a grant from the African American Community Foundation (AACF)! This partnership with the AACF will give over 50 high school students across the Charlotte area access to the revolutionary app, GAMEPLAN. GAMEPLAN is an app made to give students a simple...

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Supporting Male Educators of Color in STEM

Education, workforce development in North Carolina energized by $2.7 million in Duke Energy grants  More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives- Profound Gentlemen received support to develop and retain an additional 25 highly effective male educators of color teaching STEM in North Carolina. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke Energy...

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Education Post Recognizes Profound Gentlemen

Jason Terrell and Mario Jovan Shaw met through the 2012 Teach For America Corps and lived together as roommates. Frustrated with the lack of Black male teachers, they started a non-profit called Profound Gentlemen. But the two Charlotte transplants never imagined that this work would lead them to earn one of...

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