Vincent Pan

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Short Description: 

Vincent Pan co-founded and acted as the Executive Director of Heads Up in Washington, D.C.

Winner/Finalist Info
Finalist or Winner: 
Winner
State: 
DC
Describe what this winner does/did: 
Vincent Pan co-founded and acted as the Executive Director of Heads Up in Washington, D.C. Vincent trained and mobilized a diverse group of parents and college students to provide more than 40,000 hours of after-school tutoring, mentoring and summer learning activities for over 400 low-income children and families in Washington, D.C.

Vincent is now Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), which is a leading progressive voice on issues of racial justice and social change. Although he moved on from his organization, Heads Up continues to work successfully in DC. A 2003-2005 study showed Heads Up students reached reading proficiency at twice the rate of other students in the same schools!

Year in which award/grant was awarded: 
1999