Food for a Change: Youth, Schools, and Social Entrepreneurship
Posted by Saint Joseph's University on March 28, 2016
FOOD FOR A CHANGE: YOUTH, SCHOOLS, AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP with Stephen Ritz Founder, Green Bronx Machine
Place: Teletorium, Mandeville Hall, Saint Joseph’s University
Time: April 19th, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
THE PEDRO ARRUPE CENTER FOR BUSINESS ETHICS at the ERIVAN K. HAUB SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY invites you to join us for our 10TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK OF CELEBRATION!
On Tuesday April 19th, Stephen Ritz, a South Bronx educator / administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one, will present a lecture as part of Arrupe Week 2016. Moving generations of students into spheres of personal and academic successes which they had never imagined — while reclaiming and rebuilding the Bronx — Stephen’s extended student and community family have grown more than 30,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. Recently named a 2015 Top Ten Finalist for the $1m Global Teacher Prize, Stephen’s accolades include a 2014 Greenius Award, 2014 Green Difference Award, 2013 Latin Trends Award, ABC Above and Beyond Award, Chevrolet / General Motors National Green Educator Award, USS Intrepid Hometown Hero Award, NYC Chancellor’s Award and various others.
Affectionately known as “America’s Favorite Teacher,” Stephen has moved attendance from 40% to 93% daily, helped provide 2,200 youth jobs in the Bronx and captured the United States EPA Award for transforming mindsets and landscapes in NYC. A strong advocate for Project Based Learning, Stephen is an annual presenter for the Buck Institute and works with school districts and universities across the country. Stephen has worked with and conducted professional development for the AFT, UFT as well as charter, independent, public and private schools. American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom identified and featured Stephen as one of the top fifty teachers in America. Internationally, he consults with Instituto Thomas Jefferson in Mexico, lectures for the Hebrew University, was named a Delegate at WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education), and recently spoke at Congreso Nacional de Educacion in Medellin, Colombia.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
More information and to register: https://epay.sju.edu/C21318_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2131&SINGLESTORE=true
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