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Living Classrooms Foundation and Syracuse University to Host Taekwondo

Syracuse University and Living Classrooms Foundation will host a taekwondo workshop for 30 student participants at its Carmelo Anthony Youth Development
Center campus.

B’more Orange volunteers, Syracuse University Mid-Atlantic headquarters and Living Classrooms Foundation will host the third annual “Bhealthy.Bfit.Bmore” at Living Classrooms’ Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center in East Baltimore. This year will feature a taekwondo workshop with Team Yoo.

The “Bhealthy, Bfit, Bmore” partnership is designed to encourage a positive, healthy lifestyle for children from first to eighth grade who are enrolled in Living Classrooms’ CARE summer camp program. The children will learn taekwondo practices to follow a healthy lifestyle from a team of Syracuse University alumni and prominent community leaders. All ages are welcome and the workshop is limited to 30 participants. Students are asked to wear sneakers and comfortable clothing. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Notable participants include:

  • Master Jason Yoo – Sixth degree WTF Black Belt, U.S. National Champion, Former Team USA Junior National Coach, and Syracuse University Graduate, Class of 2000
  • Master Joy Yoo – Fifth degree WTF Black Belt, Former U.S. National Champion, Team Yoo National Coach, and Syracuse University Graduate, Class of 2009

About Living Classrooms Foundation and the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center

Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” The Foundation’s Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center (CAYDC) responds to the community’s need for intervention that supports the academic and social development of disadvantaged youth. The children and youth served reside primarily in public housing and low-income neighborhoods and their communities lack many of the services found in more affluent areas. CAYDC provides services in five core areas: Education and Career Development, Character and Civic Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts and Cultural Enrichment, and Sports and Recreation. In addition, the Center hosts a number of community events such as youth workshops and conferences, job and health fairs, family night activities, basketball tournaments, and a six-week summer camp.

CAYDC is open seven days a week. Currently, more than 200 East Baltimore youth participate in programming at the Center. CAYDC is a part of our Children’s Target Investment Zone (CTIZ) initiative that provides programs and services to residents of some of East Baltimore’s neediest neighborhoods, which include the Perkins Homes, Fayette Street corridor, and McElderry Park communities. The CTIZ initiative serves some of the community’s hardest-to-reach individuals and our Youth Centers in the Zone strengthen young people’s academic and life skills, and provide health and wellness education.

Dinner with Dean Kavajecz

Dr. Kenneth A. KavajeczB’more Orange proudly presents Dinner with the Dean – an evening with Dr. Kenneth A. Kavajecz

September 4th, 2014 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Mt. Washington Tavern (5700 Newbury St, Baltimore, MD 21209)

Dr. Kenneth A. Kavajecz is the 17th dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Prior to coming to Syracuse University in July 2013, he was a professor of finance and chairman for the department of finance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The dinner will be held at the Mt. Washington Tavern where Dean Kavajecz will speak about numerous topics including, but not limited to: his research and service at the Federal Reserve, his personal contact with Alan Greenspan amidst the housing bubble crisis, and his insights as a securities exchange expert serving on the Economic Advisory Board for the National Association of Securities Dealers and as an assistant economist at the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Kavajecz has focused much of his research on the structure of financial markets, with expertise in liquidity, trading, risk management, market structure and regulation. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial StudiesHe has a stategy for investing in the coming cllimate of rising inflation, and what to do if inflation does get out of hand.

Academic awards received by Kavajecz include the 2000 Financial Management Association best micro structure paper award, the 2008 Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at the Wisconsin School of Business, and the 1998 David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching in the undergraduate division at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kavajecz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. and Ph.D. in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Kavajecz has served on the Economic Advisory Board for the National Association of Securities Dealers and has worked as an assistant economist at the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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