03/01/2011 - Jake Essoe Visits the Kids at Coco

Jake Essoe, actor, comedian, and rapper, visited the kids at the Coco center last week! Jake introduced the kids to improv, and they played games that allowed them to build confidence and learn teamwork! The kids all had a great time, and asked Jake to come back soon!  

2/24/2011 - MRCA Ranger Barry Slawter Visits the Kids at Adams

Students at the Adams center were visited by Ranger Barry Slawter of the Mountain Recreation Conservancy Agency. Ranger Slawter spoke to the kids about safety while hiking, including what to do when you see a snake. The kids even got to turn on the sirens of his patrol truck!

2/22/2011 - Erin Patton and Dallas Cowboys #37 Bryan McCann Visit EAF Dallas

Erin Patton, author and expert on branding, sports marketing and Hip-Hop culture, came to The Madeline center to speak to the students yesterday. Mr. Patton was hand-picked by Michael Jordan as the architect for the JORDAN brand and engineered its successful launch in 1997. Bryan McCann of the Dallas Cowboys (# 37) joined Erin and spoke to the students on the importance of education and hard work. It was very interesting and all of the students got autographs!!

01/27/2011 - LA Times' Barbara Baird Visits EAF

Barbara Baird worked for the Los Angeles Times as a reporter for 21 years. after which she became the Advisor for the Santa Monica College Corsair and the head of the Communications department. Under her tutelage, the Corsair won many awards and accolades. 

01/24/2011 - Nuclear Cowboyz Motocross

Top performers in the Dallas resource rooms got to see the Nuclear Cowboyz Motocross show.

11/20/2010 - SMU Football Game

Southern Methodist University invited EAF students to attend their football game against Marshall University! They hosted a program before the game to encourage all students to stay in school!! Afterwards, we cheered the SMU Mustangs to a 31-17 victory! Go Ponies!!

11/08/2010 - Trip to Arboretum

Three students that attend the EAF learning center daily received a trip to the Arboretum.

10/26/2010 - Sergeant Steve Shaw visits EAF kids of Dallas

Sgt. Steve Shaw came out to the Madeline learning center to speak to the kids of EAF about his job and what type of education is needed to become a police officer. He educated the students on his line of duty and after showed them all the sirens and lights on his squad car plus the computer and how it tracks everything that happens in the area. The kids were really excited to hear about the police force and see all the functions of a squad car.

08/31/2010 - EAF Virginia Lakes Camping Trip

EAF took a group of students from the programs in Los Angeles this month on a camping trip to the Sierra Nevada's Virginia Lakes. They enjoyed spending their time, hiking, fishing, exploring and learning about new plants and animals and Earth's natural creations. The trip was a ton of fun and we all look forward to next year's camping trip.

08/09/2010 - Dallas EAF students take a trip to the circus

Pam Musgrove (EAF Regional Director in Dallas, TX) arranged a fun and exciting gtrip to the circus for EAF students. The kids had a blast and enjoyed every minute of the show. Susan Spalter was gracious to fund the trip and came along to the show with the students.

8/9/2010 - EAF Dallas Goes to the Circus

Pam Musgrove (EAF Regional Director in Dallas, TX) arranged a fun and exciting trip to the circus for EAF students. The kids had a blast and enjoyed every minute of the show. Susan Spalter was gracious to fund the trip and came along to the show with the students.

6/26/2010 - Los Angeles EAF Students Learn How To Make & Distribute Fresh Sorbet

Kippy and Max, Co-owners of Truly.Raw.Gourmet were kind enough to invite our Los Angeles students into their work room where they taught the kids how to make their signature gourmet sorbet, while also educating them on how they distribute their product to Whole Foods markets throughout LA. The kids had a blast learning how to make the sorbet and enjoyed tasting all of their own delicious creations.

5/28/2010 - Tisha Schwartz Visits EAF Students In Dallas

Physical Therapist, Tisha Schwartz visited Dallas resource rooms last week to speak with EAF students about her career and the importance of an education in the workplace.

5/25/2010 - Dancing At The Adams Center

Dance Instructor, Angelica Jordan visited the Adams Resource Room over the weekend and conducted a private dance class for its students. The students had tons of fun learning their new dance steps and they all enjoyed an ice cream break together before heading home at the end of the day.

4/20/2010 - EAF Goes To The Theatre

Pam Musgrove (EAF Regional Director in Dallas, TX) arranged a day at the theatre for EAF students this month. EAF Tutors Meredith Hollis and Stevie Sanford took a group of their students to enjoy the play and watch Pam's performance on stage as "Miss Hannigan" in the beloved story of Annie.

4/9/2010 - Go-Kart Racing

EAF founders, Joe and George and volunteers Mark Fuchs, Alex Ruvalcaba and Angelica Jordan took a group of Los Angeles EAF students out for an evening of fun at the go-kart tracks last Friday. Afterward, they all sat down to enjoy a tasty dinner together.

1/5/2010 - EAF Attends "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring The Rockettes

Education Advantage Foundation would like to thank Tate Phillips with United Renovations for donating tickets to our students to attend the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR® as it toured across North America this holiday season. EAF would also like to thank Pamela Musgrove (EAF Director for Dallas, TX) and Tyrone Harris (EAF Teacher for The Madeline) for orchestrating the outing and taking their students to see the show. The performance of the SPECTACULAR was truly a glittering present, full of fun and surprises. The students enjoyed every minute of the performance as they watched the Rockettes perform in numbers such as the legendary "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and were taken away on a magical ride to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. It was a thrilling evening for all, and was a unique and wonderful holiday experience.