Since 1998, AASF held SUCCESS SUMMIT Conferences to showcase its Grantees and their research that promotes the positive image of African Americans. AASF supporters attended from all over the country to hear this positive information. This program is now closed but successfully disseminated research that highlighted African American success strategies rather than the usual focus on deficits, dysfunctions, and failings. Learn more below:

 

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN SUCCESS FOUNDATION

NATIONAL SUCCESS SUMMITS

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT
2017

 Orlando, Florida
Four Points By Sheraton Orlando International Drive
November 10 - 11, 2017

Golf with Friends of AASF

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

 

DR. MICAH JOHNSON

McKnight Fellow
Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law
NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Epidemiology
University of Florida

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

Black Dads Matter!

Analyzing Ambition, Parent Education, and
High Math Achievement 

RASULI LEWIS, MPA

 Vice-Chair of AASF Board of Directors

Consultant

Retired Director of Harlem Children’s Zone Practitioners Institute

 

Moderating an Interactive Forum on

 The Role & Importance of Men
on the
Academic & STEM Performance of Children

Special Guest Discussant

Dr. Achil Petit

Superintendent
Promise Academy Charter Schools
Harlem Children’s Zone
New York City

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2015

 

 Houston, Texas

November 7, 2015
Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport

Followed by Friends of AASF Caribbean Cruise

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE

 

DR. SANDRA THOMPSON

Higher Education Consultant
Former President of Florida Memorial University

African American High Achievers
Undaunted by the Rigors of Honors Programs

 

Informal Think Tank

Dr. Maria Earle, Facilitator
MCE Consulting; Intellifunda
Texas

Defining Black Success

 

 

Panel Discussion

Pathways to Success in STEM

George Earle, Moderator
SAP
Texas

Robert Howard
NASA
Texas

Trice Johnson
Microsoft
Texas

Dr. Charisma Milledge
Microsoft
Texas

Donald Wright
Wright Engineering Services
Texas

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2014

 

 Washington, DC
St. Gregory Luxury Suites & Hotel

November 15, 2014

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE

 

Research Presentation

African American High Achievers in STEM

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, PH.D.
STEM Research & Education Senior Research Scientist
Washington, DC

 

 

Informal Think Tank

Defining Black Success-The African Origins of STEM

Dr. E. Carol Webster, Moderator
Clinical Psychology Consultant
AASF President/CEO
Florida

 

 

Luncheon Address

Black Success in Food Science-
Carrying on the Carver Legacy

Teresa Holliday

Technical Account Executive
Kerry Ingredients

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2013

 New Orleans, Louisiana
Hilton Garden Inn-French Quarter/Central Business District
November 9, 2013

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

BRANDY GATLIN

Doctoral Student
Special Education
Florida State University
Florida

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

 

Overcoming Obstacles:
A Study of African American Students with Disabilities Achieving Academic Success

 

 

Informal Think Tank

Defining Black Success

Dr. E. Carol Webster, Moderator
Clinical Psychology Consultant
AASF President/CEO
Florida

 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

New Orleans, Louisiana
Ashe Cultural Arts Center

 

Shawn Dove
Campaign Manager
Campaign for Black Male Achievers
Open Societies Foundations
New York

 

African American Male High Achievers

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT AT SEA
2012

 

The Caribbean
Aboard

Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
November 11, 2012

 

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE
 

DERRICK WHITE, PH.D.
Associate Professor of History
Florida Atlantic University
Florida

Black Success: Empowerment

 

Informal Think Tank

Black Success

Dr. E. Carol Webster, Moderator
Clinical Psychology Consultant
AASF President/CEO
Florida

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SUCCESS SUMMIT AT SEA
2011

 

The Caribbean
Aboard
Celebrity Millennium
November 15, 2011

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

TC ADDERLY, JR., MBA
Human Resources Consultant
Florida

Black Success: Executive Thinking

 

 

Informal Think Tank

Black Success

Dr. E. Carol Webster, Moderator
Clinical Psychology Consultant
AASF President/CEO
Florida

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT AT SEA
2010

 

The Caribbean
Aboard
Celebrity Century
November 14, 2010

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

DETRIS HONORA ADELABU, ED.D.

Chair & Associate Professor
Wheelock College
Massachusetts

 

High Achieving African American Adolescents

 

 

Informal Think Tank

Black Success

Dr. E. Carol Webster, Moderator
Clinical Psychology Consultant
AASF President/CEO
Florida

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT AT SEA
2009

 

The Caribbean
Aboard
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas
November 14, 2009

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 


E. CAROL WEBSTER, PH.D.

Clinical Psychology Consultant
AASF President/CEO
Florida

 

Black Success:
Personal Empowerment

 

 

SANDRA THOMPSON, PH.D.

Interim President
Florida Memorial University
Florida

AASF Board of Directors


Black Success:

Organizational/Community Empowerment

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2008

 

 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale—17th Street
November 8, 2008

 

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

EBONY MCGEE

Doctoral Student
Math Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

 

Resilience among Successful African American
Mathematics and Engineering College Students

 

 

 

Informal Think Tank

Implications of the Study

Correlates of High Academic Achievement

Douglas Lyons, Moderator
Sun-Sentinel
Florida

AASF Board of Directors

 

 

Evening Jazz Benefit

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2007

 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel
November 10, 2007

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

JOHN YOUNG

Doctoral Candidate
Giftedness
Columbia University
New York

 

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

 

An Ethnographic Study of Academically High Achieving, Economically Challenged
African American Young Men Who Attend an Ivy League University

 

 

Informal Think Tank

Implications of the Study

Correlates of High Academic Achievement

Douglas Lyons, Moderator
Sun-Sentinel
Florida

Secretary, AASF Board of Directors

 

 

 

Evening Jazz Benefit

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2006

 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel
November 11, 2006

 

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

 

 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

CIRECIE WEST-OLATUNJI, PH.D.

Assistant Professor
Counselor Education
University of Florida

Florida

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

Parenting Practices Among Parents/Guardians of Academically Successful
Fifth Grade African-American Children in High Poverty Communities

 

 

Informal Think Tank

Implications of the Study

Correlates of High Academic Achievement

Douglas Lyons, Moderator
Sun-Sentinel
Florida

Secretary, AASF Board of Directors

 

 

Evening Jazz Benefit

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2005

Miami, Florida
Florida Memorial University
October 29, 2005

 

(The Success Summit Conference scheduled to be held during the day at Florida Memorial University had to be cancelled due to the impact of Hurricane Wilma upon the University and the overall South Florida area.)

 

 

Evening Jazz Benefit
 Hollywood, Florida
Diplomat Beach Resort

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2004

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

Miami, Florida
Florida Memorial College
November 13, 2004

 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

WILLIAM "SANDY" DARITY, PH.D.

Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics
Director, Institute for African American Research
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
North Carolina

in presentation with

KAROLYN TYSON, PH.D.
Professor
Educational Sociology

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
North Carolina

 

 

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

 

Effective Schools, Effective Students

Breeding Animosity:
The "Burden of Acting White" and Other Problems of Status Group Hierarchies in Schools

 

 

Panel Discussion/Informal Think Tank

Implications of the Study

Mel Taylor, Moderator
Channel 10
Florida

Barbara Goodrum
Parent

Florida

Denise -Bonnette Jones
Guidance Counselor
Michael Krop High School
Florida

Gavin Miller
Student
Michael Krop High School
Florida

Debra Wright
Principal on Task Assignment
Broward County Public Schools

Florida

 

 

Evening Jazz Benefit
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
DoubleTree Guest Suites-Galleria

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2003

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
African American Research Library & Cultural Center
November 8, 2003

African American Success Foundation
Shelia Starks Dudley Research Grant Recipient

DIANN CAMERON KELLY, PH.D.

Assistant Professor
Social Work
Adelphi University
New York

 

 

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

Organized Group Mentoring and High Achieving Black Adults

 

 

 

Panel Discussion/Informal Think Tank

Implications of the Study

Mel Taylor, Moderator
Channel 10
Florida

Lamar Davis
Division Chief
City of Hollywood Support Services
Florida

Pamela Hall, Psy.D.
President
Association of Black Psychologists-South Florida Chapter
Florida

Paul Wiggins
Senior Vice President
Bank of America

Florida

 

 

Keynote Address

Ruth Cyrus
Director
Commercial & Multicultural Marketing
Office Depot

Florida

 

 

 

Evening Jazz Benefit
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
DoubleTree Guest Suites-Galleria

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2002

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
African American Research Library & Cultural Center
November 9, 2002

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

 

ZENA MELLO

Doctoral Student
Human Development & Family Studies
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

The Relationship Between Future Orientation and Academic Achievement
Among African American Adolescents

 

Panel Discussion/Informal Think Tank

Implications of the Study

Douglas Lyons, Moderator
Sun-Sentinel
Florida

Keynote Address

Geoffrey Canada
President & CEO
Harlem Children's Zone
New York

 

 

Evening Jazz Benefit
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
DoubleTree Guest Suites-Galleria

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

 

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SUCCESS SUMMIT
2001

 

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

Miami Beach, Florida
Wolfsonian-FIU Museum
November 3, 2001

 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

REVA THOMAS

Doctoral Student
School of Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology
California

 

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

 

Psychosocial Development of African American Women:
From Welfare to Professional Careers

 

Panel Discussion/Informal Think Tank

Implications of the Study

Dr. Carol Webster, Moderator
Clinical Psychology
AASF President & CEO
Florida

TC Adderly
Director of Human Resources
City of Miami Beach
Miami-Dade Workforce Development Board
Florida

 

Dorothy Holmes, Ph.D.
Association of Black Psychologists
Florida

Rasuli Lewis
Director
Peacemakers Program

Rheedlen
New York

 

Closing Remarks

Rose Ann Brown
City of West Palm Beach
Florida

 

Evening Jazz Benefit
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Nightclub

 

LOU DONALDSON QUARTET

 

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Inaugural Conference!

SUCCESS SUMMIT
2000

 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
University of Florida/IFAS-Broward County Extension Center
March 11, 2000

SUCCESS SUMMIT CONFERENCE 

African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant Recipient

LURETHA LUCKY, PH.D.

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology & Special Education
Florida International University
Florida

in presentation with

 

WILLIAM LUCKY, MBA
Project Graduate Assistant
Florida International University
Florida

JOSEE GREGOIRE
Doctoral Student
Florida International University
Florida

 

JOYCE HARRIGAN, MBA
Past Director & Consultant
Summer Youth Employment & Training Program
Florida

 

Presenting AASF-Supported Research

The Identification of Factors that Facilitate Academic Success of Students from African Descent
in American Schools, Colleges, and Other Institutions of Higher Education

 

Closing Remarks

Arthur "Art" Kennedy
Chief of Staff
Office of Congressman Alcee Hastings
Florida