Henry Nicholas III pledges ten million to help SAUSD low income students

A reader tipped me to the press release below, which appears on the Santa Ana Unified School District’s website. I am no fan of Henry Nicholas III. He is a very rich guy who is famous for an awful divorce, ensuing bizarre allegations, and for tanking three strikes reform. But in this instance he appears to finally be doing something good, for low income children in Santa Ana. I am not certain how he is identifying which of these kids have “high potential.”

$10 Million Pledged to free after-school tutoring for low income high potential high school students

DR. HENRY T. NICHOLAS III TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE DOORS OF THE FIRST

NICHOLAS ACADEMIC CENTER IN SANTA ANA

EVENT: Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III and Retired Judge Jack Mandel, Executive Director of the Henry T. Nicholas Education Foundation, will officially open the doors of the new, state-of-the-art Nicholas Academic Center in Santa Ana, where high-potential, low income high school students within the Santa Ana Unified School District can go after school in hopes of reaching their educational goals.

Through the Nicholas Education Foundation, $10 Million has been committed to operate the Santa Ana center and future centers in San Juan Capistrano and the Echo Park district in Los Angeles, to be operated in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Plans call for additional centers to be opened statewide.

DATE: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

TIME: 10:30 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m.

Press Conference and Center Tour

LOCATION: Nicholas Academic Center, at 412 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana

Parking available on the street or in adjacent parking structure

VISUALS: The Nicholas Academic Center in Santa Ana is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by professional educators and counselors who will be available for interviews along with Dr. Nicholas and Executive Director Jack Mandel. Directors of the program are all graduates of Santa Ana High schools and four year colleges who participated in a similar program started by Judge Mandel when they were in school.


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