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The AACR makes a systemic and programmatic impact with the goal of increasing academic and personal achievement that, in turn, eliminates academic disparities in the African-American community. 

Our Five Impact Goals Are:Our Five Impact Goals Are:
(1) Increase Academic Achievement / Reduce Achievement Gaps for African-American students
(2) Recognition of student improvement and achievement
(3) Reduction of Howard County Public Schools (HCPSS) suspensions of African-American students
     - Advocate for consistent data at all of HCPSS
     - Effective cultural proficiency training
(4) Support for BSAP Programs
(5) Improve Student Well-being for those in need 
     - Providing Backpacks/School Supplies
     - Parent workshops
     - Breakfast & Meals Donations
(6) Advocate for African American leadership in the HCPSS

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September 24, 2018

AACR Education Forum: Charting Your Student's Future

Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd, Columbia, MD


You asked & we listened ... We're offering Workshop Sessions, this year, describes as:

Gifted and Talented Program: How to prepare & enroll your child in classes.
Parent Resources: Training and resources that allow you to be a child's biggest advocate! 

May 3, 2018

AACR Parent Engagement Workshop

Lake Elkhorn Middle School

Constellation Energy

AACR Education Committee held two parent engagement sessions this April at Lake Elkhorn Middle School through support of Constellation Energy. Several families attended to share challenges and to hear more from The THRIVE Center about skill-building and resources. 


Next in the series is being held May 3rd starting at 6pm. 

Feb 17, 2018

Howard County 2018 Black History Expo: African Americans in Times of War

Long Reach High School, Columbia, MD

National Panhellenic Council of Howard County & Howard County Public School System - Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

AACR of Howard County proudly participated in this year's Black History Expo which highlighted African Americans in Times of War. This expo provided exposure engaged organizations like ours as well as displays bearing little known facts in an effort to increase awareness of African Americans who have made significant contributions and advanced our culture. Well done to the organizers!


HCPSS Fall 2017 Education Forum

Long Reach High School


Fall 2017 Education Forum: This Q&A session with Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano and panel members focused on Educating Every Student Through the Lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Read our summary of the Q&A sessions - see .pdf on left. 

Saturday, November 16, 2016

Parent Engagement Series

African American Community Roundtable

Featuring: Joyce Hamilton Berry, Ph.D., PsychologistLight refreshments will be served.
Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP by e-mail: aacrhoward@gmail.com

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