Jimma McWilson, co-founder of the FAMILY Empowerment Student Achievement Institute, is the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Jabali event 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.
Jabali, which means “The Rock” in Swahili, is part of the Community Series of the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Initiatives and is co-sponsored by the Buckeye Review.
The Harambee Youth Group and the African Students Union will entertain. Dinner is $25 per person, $10 for students and $175 for a table of eight. For more information and to make reservations, call the YSU Africana Studies Program at 330-941-3097.
The FAMILY Empowerment Student Achievement Institute was established in 2006 to help Youngstown City Schools achieve academic excellence. The Institute has brought together parents and families, students, teachers, community based organizations, religious, business and higher education organizations to publicly identify, celebrate and award Youngstown’s best social and academic-practice students, teachers and schools. More than 3,000 students and 350 teachers have received awards from the institute.