Main South: lecture at Clark U

Eric Schwarz, author of “The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers are Combating the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools,” will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center at Clark University. 
Schwarz’s lecture, “The Opportunity Equation: How a shadow education system outside of school is growing America’s achievement gap and what we can do about it” is a continuation of the President’s Lecture Series.
Schwarz is the co-founder and former CEO of Citizen Schools, which deploys full-time AmeriCorps members and volunteer “Citizen Teachers” to teach extended day classes in engineering, law, business, journalism, arts, and more.

Citizen Schools was awarded Fast Company’s Social Capitalist Award in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008; the Skoll Foundation’s Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2005; and was recognized by the White House Department of Education. The program currently operates in 12 school districts across seven states.
This event is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session and book signing will immediately follow.