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The Brown Bag 003 w/ Sarad Davenport

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Sarad Davenport serves as the Director of the City of Promise in Charlottesville, Virginia where he and team of neighbors, officials, and partners are building a cradle-to-college-and-career pathway for young people.  Most recently, Davenport worked for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) in Washington, DC where he taught on team seeking to build a culture of college going in under-resourced communities.  Davenport is an ordained Baptist minister and studied Practical Theology at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.  He earned a B.S. degree in Communications and a minor in English from Old Dominion University in 2001.  After graduation, Sarad delved into a career in media and educational technology.  While in this field, he felt a unique call to make a difference in the lives of young people and their educational pursuits and made the shift to full-time work in the field of education. The culmination of his life experience has led him back to his hometown of Charlottesville to lead the City of Promise initiative. 
Brandon Price is a native of Asheboro, NC, and a graduate of Fayetteville State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science concentrating in Public Administration.  Coaching, teaching, and steering the focus of these youth have become a part of the “Passion of Price”. February of 2013, Price released his first book entitled “The Precipice”; a book focused on preparing for opportunities. In the literary piece Price discusses thoughts and concepts that need to be considered while preparing for opportunities.