As a mother of young adults, I learned the hard way that you have to "own" your student's college admissions process. School staff do not always guide ALL students through effective college plans that meet their needs, interests, or abilities. Working with thousands of youth and college students revealed an urgent need for COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE COACHING that educates and equips our youth for the overwhelming navigation required to GET INTO & GRADUATE FROM higher education institutions.

Dr. Ervin's Youth Leadership Development and College Access expertise comes from decades of experience through executive positions held in nationally acclaimed Educational Leadership & Community Development organizations:

  • CEO of Childrens Defense Fund KC Freedom Schools    

 (19 sites serving 2,000 youth and families and hiring 200+ Minority Collegiate Servant Leaders annually),

  • National Senior Director Program Effectiveness, CampFire USA National Headquarters

  • Missouri Coordinator, Kauffman Scholars College Prep Program (a $2B comprehensive multi-year program designed to help urban students prepare for and complete a college education),

  • Regional HUD Community Builder

  • Regional Director of Faith Based Initiatives (HUD)

  • Harvard University Executive Leadership Program,

  • Harvard University Community Builder Leadership Program

  • U.S. White House Interagency Council Regional Coordinator

Determined to make a difference in the achievement gaps and low college enrollment rates witnessed throughout many communities, Dr. Ervin launched Black & College Bound Scholars, a youth leadership development organization devoted to preparing youth and families in the areas of College & Career Readiness.

Her doctoral research thoroughly explores college access for urban students of color and best practices designed to eradicate achievement gaps, while increasing minority graduation rates and self-efficacy (the belief in one's own ability to achieve tasks and set goals, while managing their future and transitions successfully).

 Dr. Ervin serves as an educational consultant for school districts, administrators, and youth serving organizations implementing research-based strategies to improve college and career readiness performance indicators in support of AYP, CCRPI, YPQA, Common Core standard and other national accreditation systems. 

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