The Council of African American Parents: Developing scholars of the African Diaspora
A volunteer organization run by a dedicated and long-standing community of Southern California volunteers, parents and former students, the Council of African American Parents has an extraordinary record of turning out college graduates, most of them from the University of California.
The council was born out of frustration by Johnson and other parents in their mostly white community of Diamond Bar that Black kids were not getting the same access to educational opportunities as their classmates.
By lobbying the school district, providing its own programming and partnering with UC on academic enrichment and college prep, CAAP has worked to address those barriers and create scholars that graduate at the top of their class. In its 32 years, the program has served an estimated 15,000 students.
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