SVP Investee Spotlight: Center for Black Educator Development

By Jennifer Gleason, United for Impact

As a child, Sharif El-Mekki was fortunate to attend an elementary school, Nidhamu Sasa, where he was surrounded by great Black educators and a sense of community.  

“I never thought that I was unloved in that school,” he says now. But he knows that is not the case for every African American child in the United States.  


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