2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
||Dr. Steven Perry|
The New Haven Division is pleased to honor Dr. Steven Perry for his commitment to education and helping young people succeed. In 1998, Dr. Perry founded the Connecticut Collegiate Awareness Program, known as ConnCAP, which helps low-income, first-generation high school graduates attend college.
In 2004, the Capital Prep Magnet School was established in one of the lowest-performing school districts in the state. Today, Capital Prep has more than 300 students in grades six through 12 that benefit from a rigorous and robust curriculum and a diverse peer group. The school has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of “Black America’s Solutions to Solving the Education Gap.”Dr. Perry is an advocate of personal responsibility in all aspects of life. As a motivational speaker, he emphasizes the need to help children realize and reach their full potential. Dr. Perry is a CNN education contributor and an Essence magazine best-selling author.