“Undoing Racism & Healing The Soul”
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When: July 10th, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Below is some information about the panelists:
Jessy Abramson, M.Ed.
Katherine Montero, Founder / CEO (Global Deeds)
As a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (The Divine 9), I have dedicated myself to service for others. My core values are Finer Womanhood, Sisterly Love, Community Service, Scholarship, and Christ. All that I do stems from my core values.
As the previous Director of Football and an Assistant Coach at Verbum Dei High School, a private all boys school located in Watts, CA, I have been able to implement a hot meal program to feed my players at the end of practice, for free. I provide healthy protein snacks after school and after weight training, for free.
I am a public speaker. I meet and greet incoming aspirants and their parents, provide on campus tours, communicate effectively with donors, benefactors as a Goodwill Ambassador, and mentor Student-Athletes to insure the academic and moral component of character are met.
I have generated more than 45 Million dollars to send student-athletes to college, covering tuition, meals, boarding and travel expense as a result of my establishing a positive relationship with over 300 NCAA programs re Recruitment. To date I am directly responsible for sending over 250 inner-city Student-Athletes to college on scholarship. Including, but not limited to: USC, TCU, UCLA, Texas, Cal Berkeley, Holy Cross, Marist, Boise State, Utah, Washington, Grambling, Southern, SDSU, USD, USC, Colorado, Washington UTEP, St. Johns, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Syracuse and more.
I communicate daily with various NCAA coaching staff to make them aware of the weekly progression of my student athletes. During the Spring, as a direct result of my recruiting efforts, on average, 50-60 NCAA coaches set up appointments to meet with me to discuss, meet and greet, my student-athletes for recruitment purposes.
I am currently an Assistant Football Coach at a local community college in Los Angeles where I am faced with meeting the needs, safety concerns, educational deficits, and daily challenges of those that come from underserved communities that desire a college education but don’t always have the means or resources to level the playing field.
I am a divorced single mother of three successful children: Mi-Calynn, a California State Licensed Nurse. Caylin, a 2017 Rhodes Scholar, 2014 Fulbright Scholar, Division 1 Student-Athlete and recent graduate of Texas Christian University. Last but not least Chase, a McNair Scholar, Children’s Defense Fund recipient, and a current Division 1 Student-Athlete at the University of Texas at Austin. He is number 37 on the Longhorns 2017 football roster.
I am directly responsible for producing student-athletes that have gone to become recipients of, including but not limited to the following: Rhodes Scholarship, Charles Rangel Foreign Affair Fellowship, Fulbright Scholar, Truman Finalist, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy Fellow, Children’s Defense Fund, Beat the Odds, Nation Alliance of African American Athletes Watkins Award, Gates Millennium, NCSA Grant, National Consortium for Academics and Sports, Big 12 Male Sports Person of the Year Finalist, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and other scholarly endeavors.
National Media Interviews
NBC Nightly News
Athletes Health and Concussion Seminar Los Angeles 2016
California Classic All-Star Game Los Angeles 2015
BAN- Bully Awareness Network Los Angeles 2015
Children’s Defense Fund – Chase – Los Angeles 2014
Children’s Defense Fund – Caylin – Los Angeles 2011
National Association of African American Athletes
KERA News Radio Story Texas 2016