Ever meet someone and just click? Yea us too. That is what happened when Anthony first contacted us in the summer of 2017. They were having their annual Education Equity Forum in San Diego and they needed a photographer. We thought an event like this is comparable to a wedding so we can do it. And we did! Getting to know more about the organization, the amazing people and their mission.
Fast forward to this summer of 2018….. Jelena, another amazing colleague at Ed Trust West, contacted us and asked us to be a part of their 2nd annual equity forum in Sacramento! Yup! You heard me right. Sacramento. I know that may not sound like a glorious place to travel to, however you can’t tell me that when an organization wants you to travel for services, you wouldn’t be excited 🙂 Besides we got to drive by the capital and it was pretty cool.
A little bit about The Education Trust West. Why? Because after photographing two of their annual events, I realized there is more to know about what happens in our schools and the education system is important to ALL of us, not just those with children in school.
They are comprised of civil rights, education, public policy, business, and community leaders who have a demonstrated commitment to educational equity. Council members act as ambassadors, advocates, and allies to help expand and deepen the influence of the organization by providing access to new alliances and critical funding sources that help ETW drive forward with a bold education reform agenda that illuminates the magnitude of the achievement gap in education, challenges the status quo on behalf of children, and empowers our diverse California communities.
You can learn more about them here.
What a great time, awesome people and lots of fun!