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America to Me Close-up: Viviana Andrade-Fullwood
By Sally Hartman / March 20, 2019
Viviana Andrade-FullwoodOn April 2, 2019 the Hampton Roads Community Foundation will host a special screening of the America to Me documentary at Norfolk State University’s L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center. This will be the second Understanding Hampton Roads forum sponsored by the community foundation in its quest to advance civic engagement in southeastern Virginia. NSU is and its Robert Nusbaum Honors College are partnering on the forum. Norfolk Southern Corporation is presenting sponsor.

Following the film screening, the event will culminate with a dynamic panel discussion featuring a diverse group of Hampton Road representatives who will explore the intersection of race, equity and education locally. We invite you to learn more about one of our panelists in this close-up:

Viviana Andrade-Fullwood is owner of All Academics Plus, a Hampton Roads-based personalized tutoring service. She volunteers at Sage and Page Homeschool Cooperative, serves on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Coast Virginia board of directors, and is an advisory board member of Essential Peace-Life Enrichment Services, a counseling, coaching, consulting and community outreach program in Hampton Roads. She is a produce of New Jersey Public Schools and is the mother of two sons who attend Smithfield Public Schools.

Q: How do you personally relate to this discussion and why is it important to have?
I am passionate about education and have been the owner of a tutoring company for many years. In that time, I’ve professionally encountered many scenarios of inequality in the school system. Additionally, as a Latina and immigrant I have personally faced the US educational system since I was in the 4th grade and know the inherent challenges. My two sons have been home schooled but now attend public school and I hope this discussion will spark dialogue and, of course, bring some solutions to our problems at hand.

Learn more and register now to join us at this special event to build understanding and inspire action that brings people together to help improve life in our region. There is no charge to attend the forum, but advance registration is required.

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