Join us on October 7, 2014 at the Urban League of Portland’s annual Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner as we recognize outstanding Portland educator Charlene Williams.
Charlene has more than fifteen years’ experience in the field of education including multiple leadership roles throughout her career. She has worked in public and private educational institutions and is experienced in middle, high school and college settings. Her calling to this work was rooted in a deep personal conviction that every child, regardless of gender, ethnicity or past educational experience, deserves instruction and guidance to secure the requisite skills to advance successfully along the education continuum. She is passionate about working with students who have the greatest need for support to be successful and empowering staff members with the tools, support and motivation needed to make a significant, measurable difference.
Charlene lead a very successful effort to improve overall academic performance while at Roosevelt High School, an institution that serves a population rich with cultural and linguistic diversity and is struggling to overcome a history of low achievement and public scrutiny. While there, she lead the campus in a collaborative grant writing process that resulted in an award of $7.7 million to transform the school over three years. The results:
- Mathematics scores up 24.7%
- Reading scores up 37%
- Graduation rate up 21%
- Enrollment increased 33%
Charlene was recently promoted to the position of Senior Director for the Roosevelt Cluster and Benson High School. Help us celebrate Charlene’s accomplishments on October 7.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232
Enjoy music, cocktails and dinner at this important opportunity to support the work of Urban League, helping to empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security.
Thank you to our sponsors!