This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Participates In Key Discussions At NBC News' Education Nation New Orleans Summit

NEW ORLEANS, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC News' Education Nation On-the-Road tour arrives in New Orleans this week, where W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) leaders will engage with NBC News correspondents, the region's thought leaders, educators, students and other stakeholders in discussions around improving educational opportunities and outcomes for children in southeastern Louisiana. The Education Nation New Orleans Summit will begin on Friday, April 12 at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and continue through the weekend. A portion of the programming will be aired on NBC News' New Orleans affiliate, WDSU, and the entire program will be live-streamed on  La June Montgomery Tabron, executive vice president for operations and treasurer at the Kellogg Foundation, will introduce the first panel on early childhood education, a topic the foundation has long-supported as a key strategy to improve long-term educational outcomes for the nation's most vulnerable students.

"We know that children who receive quality early care and a solid educational foundation through third grade are much more likely to achieve long-term academic success, which leads to greater career opportunities and life experiences," said Montgomery Tabron. "Providing early education for this city's most vulnerable children will help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty that has impacted the New Orleans community for many years. It's time we make this a city-wide priority."  Since 2008, shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated some of the city's most vulnerable communities, the Kellogg Foundation made a commitment to work alongside community-based organizations for at least a generation, naming it a priority place. Currently, the foundation supports 29 community-based programs with a total investment of $20 million; several of the foundation's grantees will share their success stories, lessons learned and insights for scaling up models that work at the summit.    

William Buster, the foundation's director of Mississippi and New Orleans programs, will introduce a Student Town Hall session, which will bring forward candid insights from students who can speak firsthand about what is working, what isn't and what more is needed to engage and inspire students to excel in school. "A central strategy for our work in New Orleans is to create a child-centered city that, with key investments in our most precious resource, will over time yield better educational outcomes, healthier, more stable families and communities and a stronger regional economy," says Buster.  This is the third year the Kellogg Foundation has worked with NBC News on Education Nation, as a way to build support for child-centered approaches to some of the nation's most pressing challenges, including education, public health and family economic security. The New Orleans Summit is part of Education Nation's On-the-Road tour which seeks to elevate community dialogues on education in Detroit, New Orleans and Phoenix. Hoda Kotb, co-anchor for the fourth hour of "Today" and WDSU News Anchor Sula Kim will moderate the panels on Friday. Other panel topics include a focus on the lessons and challenges associated with turning around failing schools and a discussion of the skills and knowledge required of the 21st century workforce and the importance of preparing Louisiana's students to compete in a global economy.

About the W.K. Kellogg FoundationThe W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti.

About "Education Nation""Education Nation" seeks to create a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue with policymakers, thought-leaders, educators, parents and the public, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to achieve the best education in the world. These discussions cover the challenges, potential solutions and innovations spanning the education landscape. By providing quality information to the public, NBC News hopes to educate Americans so they can make decisions about how best to improve our education system both in the near and long terms, and to shine a spotlight on one of the most urgent national issues of our time.

SOURCE W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs