This article appeared in the Winter 2012–13 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “Praise from the Hill.”
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U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis had kind words for Erikson at A National Summit on Educational Excellence and Opportunity for African American Males:

“Erikson Institute is one of the hidden jewels of the 7th Congressional District. At Erikson, fostering the development of young African American males is a raison d’être of their mission.

As I have observed and interacted with the dedicated people at Erikson over the years, my own appreciation and commitment to an emphasis on excellence in early childhood education, especially for African American males, has continued to grow.

I commend Erikson for the outstanding work they have done and continue to do.”

Aisha Ray, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, was a featured panelist at the summit, which was presented by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of the Great City Schools on August 27.