Petersburg Rising Film winning awards – What’s Next now?

With generous support from individuals nationwide, the Virginia Governor’s Film Office, PBS-Affiliate VPM, and the Claude Moore Foundation, we entered and won our second International Film Festival. We invite you to view the movie on PBS stations throughout the state of Virginia, beginning with VPM in Richmond this Fall of 2021. Now …

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Petersburg Rising

Film Site (see the trailer)Donations (join us) This a common American Story of economic boom-to-bust, with an unusual twist: an extraordinary group of leaders entered the picture to turn the tide by investing in children and their education. Petersburg was to be their model for the state, and perhaps the nation. …

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Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

Alan was recently interviewed by NPR’s Claudio Sanchez about children growing up fatherless in the US. See the full article at NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/06/18/533062607/poverty-dropouts-pregnancy-suicide-what-the-numbers-say-about-fatherless-kids You cite a U.S. Department of Education study that found 39 percent of students, first through 12th grade, are fatherless. Fatherlessness is having a great impact on education. …

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