Michael Druckman, the Executive Chairman of Schools That Can (STC), proudly announces the signing of an agreement between the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) in Washington DC and Schools That Can to jointly collaborate in support of urban students in the STC network of schools.

STC and the RFK Center will award the first ever Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Award annually to a School Leader, a Teacher, and a Student in the STC network who, as exemplified in the below quote by RFK, have turned unfavorable circumstances into opportunity:

“All of us wish at times we lived in a more tranquil world but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”

To nominate yourself or someone you know, please complete the online nomination form.

The first award ceremony will be held at the STC Gala Dinner at the NYC-Harlem Forum on May 15, 2014. We hope that Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Senator Kennedy, will present the awards to each winner. What a thrill it will be to be a winner and what an honor for STC to be the organizer of this first ever award.

Additional initiatives with the RFK Center include include:

STC schools will be eligible to adapt the RFK Center Speak Truth to Power Curriculum byFall 2014. Learn more about what the Chicago Community Trust has to say about this immensely valuable curriculum. We will inform you of more details soon.

Documentary Film Contest that allows every STC school to enter a student made documentary film to be considered to be shown (the winner) at the Tribeca Film Festival in Spring, 2015. Unfortunately it is too late to enter for this year but plenty time to produce the movie and enter by January 2015 of next year. More details also to follow.

It is truly an honor for STC to be chosen as both a collaborator with the RFK Center and provider of the Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Awards. These prestigious awards recognize remarkable achievements. They speak with particular eloquence to the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy and reflect the growing awareness of Schools That Can’s valuable role in urban education and the achievements of STC schools.


Michael Druckman
Executive Chairman