Young Eisner Scholars – Eric Eisner Speaks About YES

Recently, Eric Eisner, Chris Bonilla, and Lizbeth Ledesma were interviewed by reporter Margaret Carrero for CBS Newsradio in Los Angeles, CA. During the first interview, Mr.Eisner explains the basis and methods of the Young Eisner Scholar program in detail. The second interview contains insight into the student perspective of being identified as a YES Scholar. Source
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The LA Magazine – Follow The Leader

The LA Magazine – Follow The Leader

  While there are many programs aimed at helping impoverished kids, none is like Young Eisner Scholars. Providing personal instruction and even health care, former entertainment mogul Eric Eisner seeks to place students from L.A.’s poorest schools into some of its most exclusive. The results? Spectacular. Read more here
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Vanity Fair – Vanity Fair Nominates Eric Eisner

Vanity Fair – Vanity Fair Nominates Eric Eisner

  Because 12 years ago Eric Eisner sat down with a handful of seventh-graders in a forgotten corner of Los Angeles and realized that they deserved the same opportunities as their counterparts in Beverly Hills. It was in Lennox, by the airport, which is about as rough as L.A. gets. Eisner still remembers the first kids he met—all boys in those days: Francisco Lopez, Chris Bonilla, Efrén Hernández, Alfredo Ramirez, Luis Medina. because Eric Eisner had a simple conviction: that there is talent everywhere, even in the most benighted communities of the inner city. Read more here
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Columbia College Today – The Power of YES

Columbia College Today – The Power of YES

  He was barely into his 50s when he retired from a high-flying career of Hollywood deal-making and glamour. Now Eric Eisner ’70, LAW’73 pours that same intensity and focus into a nationally recognized educational program, the Young Eisner Scholars, which singles out high-potential inner-city students and makes sure they don’t fall through the cracks. Read more here
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Yale Daily News – Your Score is Relative

When Diana Orozco ’16 was applying to college, she wasn’t getting any help from her mother. Rather, her mom was too busy doing her own high school work. “While I was writing my college admissions essay,” she said. “I was also helping my mum spell words such as ‘serious,’ in her own homework.” A first-generation student whose parents were undocumented immigrants from Mexico, Orozco, who traveled from Los Angeles to New Haven two years ago, represents the new breed of applicants to elite colleges. Until the late ’60s, Yale and its peers were more extensions of prep school than campuses…
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Columbia Law School – Columbia Law School hosts Young Eisner Scholars Program

Columbia Law School – Columbia Law School hosts Young Eisner Scholars Program

  Earlier this year, the Young Eisner Scholars (YES) program expanded to New York City, with Columbia Law School serving as a resource to help facilitate its growth. Columbia University asked YES founder Eric Eisner ’73 to bring his program to the New York City public school district covering Central Harlem in the autumn of 2012. He quickly accepted the invitation, recruiting longtime friend and educator Zachary Susskind as program director. Read more here
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Press Release Web – YES Scholars Partners with New SAT Self-Study Program

Young Eisner Scholars, winner of the Wall Street Journal's 2012 Innovator of the Year Award in education, has recently partnered with SAT tutor Anthony-James Green's 30daySAT.com program to improve its students' SAT scores. Founded by entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Eric Eisner, YES has leveled the education playing field for over 200 underserved students, achieving a college acceptance and graduation rate of over 95%. Read more here
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