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Navy Operational Support Center, Omaha, NE – May 15, 2021

George J Elbaum Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Omaha is a small group of 14 active duty staff members located at the Offutt Air Force Base whose mission is to assist and support the nearly 250 Naval Reservists in the … Continue reading

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Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School, South Easton, MA – May 10, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School  (Southeastern) is a public high school with a high diversity enrollment of 1,416 students in grades 9-12 offering a diverse range of educational, vocational and technical programs.  The school’s multi-pronged education takes … Continue reading

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San Mateo County Library, San Mateo, CA – May 5, 2020 via video

by George J Elbaum San Mateo County Library’s activities and educational services have been necessarily curtailed by the Covid pandemic.  To compensate for this, Julie Smith, Librarian at the Half Moon Bay branch of SMCL, took the initiative and organized … Continue reading

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Methuen High School, Methuen, MA – May 4, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Methuen High School (MHS) is a public secondary school serving grades 9-12.  It has an enrollment of 1950, of which 46% is minority and 47% from low-income families.  The Holocaust is taught at MHS as part … Continue reading

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AIMS College Prep Middle School, Oakland, CA – April 30, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum American Indian Public Charter School (AIPCS), is a K-8 charter school with predominantly low-income, minority students and current enrollment of 794 that has had an unusual history since its founding in 1996.  Its current incarnation, however, is … Continue reading

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College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, CA – April 21, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum College Park High School has a current enrollment of 2036 students of which 56% are minority and 26% are economically disadvantaged.  Despite these demographics, it is far above California state average of college and career readiness, such … Continue reading

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Otay Ranch High School, Chula Vista, CA – April 19, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Otay Ranch High School is a 4-year high school with somewhat unusual demographics: its 2372 student body is comprised of 59% Hispanic, 18% Filipino, 8% two or more races, 6% White, 5% Black, and 4% Asian.  … Continue reading

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The Achieve Program, San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2021

by George J Elbaum The Achieve Program is a year-round, four-year high school scholarship and academic enrichment program for underserved students from low-income families.  By providing tuition grants plus quality educational and extensive individual support, Achieve increases the options and opportunities for its … Continue reading

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Otay Ranch High School, Chula Vista, CA – April 14, 2021 via video

by George J Elbaum Otay Ranch High School is a 4-year high school with somewhat unusual demographics: its 2372 student body is comprised of 59% Hispanic, 18% Filipino, 8% two or more races, 6% White, 5% Black, and 4% Asian.  … Continue reading

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Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco, CA – April 8, 2021 Yom HaShoah via video

by George J ElbaumMy very first talk was on Yom HaShoah 11 years ago, April 10, 2010, organized by MIT Hillel at the Boston Holocaust Memorial. It was a painful experience, but immediately afterwards I was encouraged by the audience … Continue reading

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