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Damian Humphrey Enfield Connecticut

is a socio-educational entrepreneur

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Achievers Continuously Exploring (A.C.E.) Youth Project, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Damian Humphrey of Enfield, Connecticut, a socio-educational entrepreneur who believes all Black and Brown students can learn and excel in education if provided with the right tools, support systems, and educators to succeed. A native of Panama, Damian moved to Boston in the fall of 1981. As he adjusted to a new language, culture, and New England winters, he excelled quickly in academics. He learned firsthand the challenges that Latinx students face in educational predominantly White institutions (PWI). During a school trip to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) as an 8th grader, he met Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the first African-American astronaut to fly in the Space Shuttle Columbia who was a graduate of M.I.T. From that brief encounter, Damian Humphrey of Enfield, Connecticut, knew that he wanted his life to positively impact the education of others like him and be a role model for his community.

A.C.E. was launched as a STEM-based afterschool initiative in 3 schools in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2014 with the goal of creating a "Pipeline" of talent into STEM colleges and universities and to eliminating the "Exposure Divide" that Black and Brown students have to careers in STEM. After making a considerable personal financial investment to launch A.C.E. students were able to receive math, reading, and science tutoring services, receive mentoring services by Black and Brown college students (A.C.E. Coaches) and do site visits to the M.I.T. Media Lab and campus, University of Connecticut Water Treatment Facility, and Pratt & Whitney's Engine Museum. Due to funding shortages, programming was halted at the end of the 2016 academic year. Due to the COVID-19 impact on the world of education and the immense challenges facing students, A.C.E. has been reactivated to provide afterschool and summer programming to students and provide Academic and Financial Aid Counseling Services to high school and college students and their families.

Damian Humphrey of Enfield, Connecticut, has been a leader and managing director in various organizations, including State Street Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman, International Churches of Christ, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Connection, Inc., Springfield Technical Community College, Achievement First Schools, Year Up, Inc., U.S. Department of Defense, and Enfield Social Services. He's earned an Associate’s Degree from Mitchell College in Accounting, a Bachelor’s Degree from Quinnipiac University in Management. He continues to grow and learn as part of the most extensive Africana Studies educational community lead by Dr. Greg Carr of Howard University and Professor Karen Hunter of knarrative.com. Damian Humphrey of Enfield, Connecticut, has also lived and worked in Madrid, Spain; Canary Islands, Spain; Paris, France; and Milan, Italy.

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Damian Humphrey Enfield Connecticut: How Can Improve Development
August 8, 2021

Damian Humphrey of Enfield Connecticut: How You Can Improve Youth Development

“Youth development programs help youth navigate adolescence in healthy ways and prepare them for their future by fostering their positive development,” Tandfonline.com. For these reasons, Damian Humphrey of Enfield Connecticut shares his wealth of experience in youth development to make a youth program great. Provide loads of opportunities for youth development Damian Humphrey of Enfield […]

Damian Humphrey Enfield Connecticut
July 4, 2021

STEM Moves to the Next Level in 2021 via Demand

Damian Humphrey of Enfield Connecticut knows a thing or two about education. He’s been involved with the subject for years, helping science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM students, achieving breakthroughs as well as realizing success in their studies and fields. However, when COVID arrived, everything changed dramatically. Suddenly, Damian Humphrey’s world and the same […]

Damian Humphrey of Enfield Connecticut shares 6 benefits of a STEM education
May 22, 2021

Damian Humphrey of Enfield Connecticut shares 6 benefits of a STEM education

Many schools have been forced online during the pandemic. Yet, there’s still value in a hands-on curriculum.   Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is gaining popularity across the nation. Although these are necessary skills for the modern workforce, U.S. students are still falling behind their global counterparts. Damian Humphrey of Enfield Connecticut is […]

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