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Summer Advantage USA

With 319 Students Shot, Historic Partnership Offers Hope

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago
Earl Martin Phalen

The city of Chicago is facing an alarming rate of violence. 319 children within Chicago Public Schools were shot during the past year. In the midst of the crisis, Summer Advantage USA is impacting thousands of children.

600 Summer Learning Scholarships for Chicago Students

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago
Earl Martin Phalen

With budget cuts creating a decrease in educational opportunities and an increase in summer violence and hopelessness among youth, it's imperative to keep our children engaged over the summer.

Former Wall Street Attorney Makes Big Impact on Education

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

While we often read heroic stories of men making major career changes with phenomenal results, we rarely read about the many dynamic women who chart a...

3 Tips for Creating a Powerful Nonprofit

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 07.12.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

I believe that many leaders too often make three critical mistakes when starting their nonprofit. I have highlighted these pitfalls and some potential ways you can avoid them.

Success Through Summer Learning

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

If we really want to help all of our children fulfill their tremendous innate potential, summer must be a season for learning.