Thank you to everyone who attended ICUE 2022! Thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Glorida Ladson-Billings, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison. We appreciate her powerful keynote address at ICUE. Please see the video below that highlights our experience together. We look forward to seeing you at ICUE 2024 on November 7-9, 2024.
Thank you to all our attendees and presenters at ICUE 2022 for a successful conference. You can read more about the purpose of the conference and why its important in one of the lastest articles in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.Read more
Congratulations to the Collaborative's Assistant Director, Dr. Stephen Hancock. He has been selected to chair the Invited Speaker Session titled, “A Culturally Responsive Approach to Mental Health in Schools” at the 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting.Read more
Congratulations to our Director, Dr. Chance W. Lewis, for his recent appointment to the Governor’s Task Force on Developing a Representative and Inclusive Vision for Education (DRIVE Task Force) in North Carolina. Dr. Lewis will provide expert contributions on recruiting, preparing and retention of educators of color. Congratulations!Read more
We would like to congratulate our Director, Dr. Chance W. Lewis, on being selected as a recipient of the prestigious Spencer Foundation Mentor Award. As part of this award, he will receive a $10,000 grant to support his continued mentoring work in the field of education research. Congratulations!
Profound Gentlemen is thrilled to announce this year's Annual Soiree honoree, Dr. Chance Lewis of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. As one of the leading scholars on Urban Education, Dr. Lewis' research has been foundational to the development of Profound Gentlemen, and it's program model. His roles as a mentor and champion of the organization continue to fuel Profound Gentlemen's impact on male educators of color.Read more
Dr. Stephen D. Hancock was invited by the British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society (BELMAS) to participate in a symposium entitled Tackling Racism in Educational Leadership: What works and why?. Dr. Hancock will set the stage for the event as the first speaker and will discuss the intersectionality of race, personal disposition, and leadership through the lens of cultural competence and effective communication concepts.Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative along with Rise2Impact and Fathers and Men of Professional Basketball Players had a good response to our Open Court All-Star Male Youth Summit on February 14, 2019. We brought together 200 young males from the area and they had the opportunity to listen and interact with professionals who are involved in the sports field. The choices they make will have an impact on their lives. To view the press coverage of this event, click the following links.Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Chance Lewis for being selected as one of the Inductees for the 2018 Warrior Award from the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education. This international award and distinction is given to individuals who have provided longstanding service, commitment, and leadership focused on the “most difficult” challenges impacting Black males in education globally.Read more
Dr. Hancock was invited to speak on Charlotte Talks an NPR network show. The topic was on Early Childhood Education and the importance of literacy with an emphasis on low wealth students.Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative at UNC Charlotte is excited to announce its 1st Annual Urban Education Week that highlights various events that will support and improve urban educational environments. More specifically, Urban Education Week will bring together various stakeholders to galvanize the collective energy to improve urban schools in Charlotte and the state of North Carolina. The Urban EduRead more
Congratulations to Dr. Chance W. Lewis being named the first Diversity Faculty Fellow by Provost Joan Lorden. As director of the Urban Education Collaborative, he has been committed to disseminating the next generation of research on the improvement of teaching and learning in urban schools. His research targets achievement gaps in urban education, African American student success in urban K-12 districts and higher education, and recruitment and education of teachers of color for urban education. In naming Dr.Read more
Please join us for our upcoming conferences. Coming up first is our 4th Pursuing Extraordinary Outcomes in Public Education Conference, October 30, 2017. This highly anticipated conference focuses on the academic achievement of students in our nation's schools and what we can do to help them achieve extraordinary outcomes.Read more
Urban Education Faculty Affiliates Dr. Tambra O. Jackson, IUPUI and Dr. Ayana Allen-Handy, Drexel are guest editors for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. The Special Themed Issue is entitled, Centering the Significance of Qualitative Studies on the Social and Political Contexts of Education to Inform Policy.Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative Director (Dr. Chance W. Lewis) and Assistant Director (Dr. Stephen Hancock) were recently featured on the Tennessee State University website for their work in supporting graduate students in their scholarly pursuits.Read more
Congratulations to Urban Education Doctoral Students (Portia York and Michelle Pass) who received 2nd place honors at the UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium. We are very proud of you!
Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative was featured on a recent TV interview focuses on the upcoming decision on K-8 urban schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district.Read more
Drs. Derrick Robinson and Tempestt Adams, recent doctoral graduates in Urban Education from UNC Charlotte, have received the 2017 dissertation award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. Placing second and third respectively, the award package includes a cash reward, conference registration, and a one-year membership in AABHE. Derrick and Tempestt will present their research at the AABHE conference, March 23-25th in Raleigh, NC.Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Tehia Starker Glass. She is an awardee of the Bethune-Cookman University 2016 '40 under 40' award. Bethune-Cookman University welcomed its second class of '40 under 40' during this year's Greg and Keisha Francis Florida Blue Florida Classic Weekend in Orlando, Fla.Read more
The International Conference on Urban Education was a featured story in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. They also featured the 2016 Outstanding Urban Teacher Award Winner, Princess Williams. You can read both stories below.Read more
We are excited to announce that Dr. Chance Lewis was appointed to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement High School Excellence (HSE) Advisory Board. The CBMA High School Excellence Framework is to help Black Male Students Graduate On-Time, Meet State Standards for College/Career Readiness, Meet Proficiency levels on Career/Vocational Tests, Credentialing Requirements or ASVAB and Score at College Readiness Level on College Entry Exams.Read more
Dr. Chance Lewis was recognized this past Saturday, October 1st at the UNCC Charlotte 49ers football game. He was commended on his outstanding work on mentoring graduate students in the field of Urban Education. The award was presented by the Office of the Provost and the UNCC Athletic Department.Read more
The city of Charlotte will pay tribute to its Black male high school graduates in an inaugural baccalaureate service scheduled to take place next month at Johnson C. Smith University. You can read the entire article here.Read more
Director, Dr. Chance W. Lewis and his doctoral students received an exclusive tour of the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. We would like to thank the White House Initiative on HBCUs (Director, Dr. Ivory Toldson), housed in the U.S. Department of Education for serving as our official host. We also would like to thank all of our guest speakers for taking time out of their busy schedules to speak with our group. We had a fabulous time and thank you for the invitation!Read more
On Wednesday, February 24th, Professor Chance Lewis was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Harshini V. de Silva Award. This annual honor is presented to a faculty member who best exemplifies the commitment de Silva, a former UNC Charlotte professor, displayed to graduate student mentorship. You can read more about this award and the ceremony here. You can view photos from the ceremony here.Read more
Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his co-edited book with Drs. Gail L. Thompson (Fayetteville State University) and Fred A. Bonner (Prairie View A&M University), entitled Reaching the Mountaintop of the Academy (IAP, 2015). To read this article, click HERE.Read more
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Chance Lewis. He is the 2016 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award. This prestigious award was established in memory of Dr. Harshini V. de Silva, an associate professor of biology, who was noted for her deep dedication to the academic and professional development of graduate students. Each year, the Chancellor’s Office and the Graduate School present this award to a full-time member of the graduate faculty who manifest these qualities of outstanding graduate mentoring.Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is excited to announce its new partnership with the Dedication to Community (D2C) empowerment advocacy initiative to assist urban youth in expanding life opportunities for success. Dr. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative noted, "this partnership will allow us to lend our expertise to a global initiative that is at the foundation of the goals that we seek to accomplish...we are very excited about the possibilities."
The Urban Education Collaborative and Dr. Lewis would like to congratulate Tempestt Adams, who is a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. program in urban education. On October 16th, Tempestt was honored by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Graduate School as 1 of 3 doctoral candidates from the University who received the prestigious Lucille and Edward Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship to support the final phases of her dissertation research. Dr. Lewis currently serves as her dissertation advisor. We are very proud of you!Read more
City Startup Labs (CSL) is establishing a Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Competency, Innovation and Leadership (CoE) at UNC Charlotte, in association with Ventureprise, a campus-based venture development organization. In partnership with the University’s Urban Education Collaborative, the CoE will research the effect that this education can have on young black men to address wealth disparities in Charlotte.Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative is pleased to announce several Internship and Doctoral Fellows opportunities for the 2015-2016 academic year. We ask that you review the position descriptions and submit the required information if you have an interest in any of these positions. Click HERE to download these position descriptions.Read more
The public forum, My Brother's Keeper: Plotting the Path through HBCUs for African American Males, was held Saturday, August 1st, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. The forum highlighted keynote speaker, Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, and featured speaker, Dr. Chance W. Lewis. The panelist discussion spotlighted access barriers for African American males in high education as well as policies and strategies that could help provide better educational support for students.Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative, in partnership with the Center for International Understanding, traveled to Singapore summer 2015 to learn from Singapore’s exemplar education system! Collaborative staff, Dr. Ayana Allen and Dr. Stephen Hancock, along with doctoral student, Aimy Steele, reported an enriched educational experience and were excited for the opportunity. Click here for more photos!Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative and the Urban Educators for Change Graduate Student Organization in the College of Education hosted its 3rd Annual Spring 2015 – Poster Session. This Poster Session features the current research of doctoral students in Urban Education. Additionally, this allows the College of Education community to interact with the future leaders in the field of urban education. Photos can be found at http://bit.ly/1EUbjxA.Read more
Dr. Stephen Hancock, (Assistant Director) Dr. Ayana Allen (Post-Doctoral Fellow), and Dr. Chance Lewis's (Director) book, Autoethnography as a Lighthouse: Illuminating Race, Research, and the Politics of Schooling was recently released by Information Age Publishing.
Dr. Ayana Allen's (Post-Doctoral Fellow) book chapter titled Leveraging the Cultural Wealth in Family and Friend Networks: An Examination of Undocumented Latino College Students’ Support Systems and Academic Achievement was published in the recently released book Student Involvement and Academic Outcomes: Implications for Diverse College Student Populations by Donald Mitchell Jr.Read more
Dr. Chance Lewis was chosen as a Young Black Male (YBM) Leadership Alliance Success Leader in the Charlotte Community for Black History Month. The YBM Leadership Alliance is a leading college preparation and leadership development program for young black men. You can find out more about YBM by clicking here. You can see the video with Dr.Read more
The International Conference on Urban Education was featured on Inside UNC Charlotte. The article highlights how the conference brought together educators and professionals from different backgrounds to tackle challenges that impede student learning. To read the full article click HERE.Read more
The Urban Education Collaborative hosted NFL Hall of Fame Player Darrell Green for the Fall 2014 Urban Education Distinguished Lecture Series at the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus. Mr. Green shared his insights of his work in urban communities and how we should all increase our efforts to make a difference in the world. Click HERE to view a picture with NFL Hall of Fame Player Darrell Green and Dr. Chance W. Lewis (Director of The Urban Education Collaborative).Read more
Thank you to all who helped make our First Biennial International Conference on Urban Education a success. We had a great turnout and we hope everyone took something away from this conference. Here are a two articles that go into more depth about what we did at ICUE.Read more
Collaborative Director, Dr. Chance W. Lewis presented at the 3rd Annual International Colloquium on Black Males at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA on October 2, 2014. The title of his presentation was “Black Male Teachers' Work Satisfaction and Retention Patterns in U.S. K-12 Schools: A National Examination across School Contexts"Read more
Laurie Garo, a doctoral fellow in The Urban Education Collaborative, published a book review entitled Streetsmart Schoolsmart: Urban Poverty and the Education of Adolescent Boys in the Urban Education academic journal. The citation is as follows:
Garo, L. (2014). Book Review: Streetmart Schoolmart: Urban Poverty adn the Education of Adolescent Boys. Urban Education, 49(6), 728-737.Read more
Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was recently featured in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his co-edited book with Dr. James L. Moore III (The Ohio State University), entitled African American Male Students in PreK-12 Schools: Informing Research, Policy and Practice (Emerald Press, 2014). To read this article, click HERE.Read more
Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Director of The Urban Education Collaborative, was featured on the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education website for facilitating the 3rd Annual HBCU Deans Think Tank. CLICK HERE for more information.Read more
Dr. Abiola Farinde and Dr. Ayana Allen recently published an article entitled Cultural Dissonance: Exploring the Relationship between White Female Teachers’ Perception and Urban Black Female Students’ Disciplinary Infractions in the National Journal of Urban Education & Practice.
Farinde, A.A., & Allen, A. (2013). Cultural dissonance: Exploring the relationship between white female teachers’ perception and urban black female students’ disciplinary infractions. National Journal of Urban Education & Practice, 7(2), 142-155.Read more
Dr. Ayana Allen, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Dr. Bettie Butler, Faculty Affiliate published an article in the Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice. CLICK HERE to access article.Read more