"Providing economic development & leadership education towards sustainment and self-reliance for people of African Descent"
Real World EDA, product of Project Compute - 1991
"True Education Trains the Student in Self-Reliance" At Real World EDA we would like to see our students learn effective decision-making in communities, evaluating causes and consequences of economics and population change, entrepreneurship, land use and sustainable development, community structure and processes.
providing the economic development education for sustainable communities of African Descent.
NOTE: Regarding our various projects, some are on-going. Programs also refer to Youth and Adults and will differ in curriculum in some cases.
Supporting a Real World EDA by preparing to enter for NSEDA (New Solutions Economic Development Authority), a Washington state African American Regional state-wide Economic Development organization for self-help for African American communities.
The objective for NSEDA is to select an initial Washington state commodity and support it in its growth and development while learning techniques and economic development principles..
It is the goal in the School Districts of Washington state to serve in it's inclusivity.
Real World EDA, previously in Seattle, WA, King County's, South Lake Alternative High School and Alki Kurose Middle School, also King County. A few of its students extended to Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, and Renton School Districts in Washington state.
"Starting the first inner city (1991) computer program in Seattle (PROJECT COMPUTE) is a walk-in space itself"
Dr. Bernard Harris
"Good luck at what you do, which looks good"
"It was a fantastic relationship having Real World EDA as a program in our school"
Dr. Barbara Moore
"You are doing an outstanding job with your annual Education Forum in East Lewis County as the Founder/Executive Director of the East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce" Dr. Terry Bergeson
"what you have is outstanding, keep it up"
"This is an exceptional route for the youth of today and a very important task"
Judge Karl Williams
All the best for you" Bruce Harrell, candidate Mayor, Seattle, Washington
"What you have is what a nonprofit is about"
First student to complete the course, Real World EDA at South Lake High School in Seattle
"Real World EDA was instrumental in assisting two of our children through the University of Washington and graduate. Two more are in the process. We are very grateful"
Both Paul and Detective Cookie promoting Real World EDA's upcoming Open House, July 16, 2022. Detective Cookie's Chess Club Looks to Expand, Deliver More Kids from The Pitfalls of The Streets." Economic Development and Chess, very interesting"
Phase I: Project Compute (Seattle Parks and Recreation Department,1991, city-wide, Seattle's first inner city computer program. Program itself won an award from the Clinton Administration, 1995.
Phase 2: East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Phase 3: Seattle School District: Real World Technology & Entrepreneur Development Program
Phase 4: Washington State Business Week
Phase 5: Ace Program
Phase 6: Real World Economic Development Academy
Real WORLD EDA is the follow through of Project Compute, (founded by Paul Stewart), (1991) Seattle's first inner city computer program in Seattle, under the Seattle Parks and Recreation Director, Holly Miller, and the Mayor of Seattle, Norm Rice. Rech Tech (presently named Rec Tech by the Seattle Parks and Recreation department). Paul Stewart continued with a web development program at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle to Real World Technology & Entrepreneur Development Program, later Real World EDA at South Lake Alternative High School in Seattle with extended students from the Auburn, Federal Way, Kent and Pierce County School Districts.
Project Compute (FIRST INNER CITY COMPUTER PROGRAM for YOUTH in SEATTLE) was approved by then Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Holly Miller, 1992. (See Seattle Times, article, dtd, Jan 26, 1991, by Constantine Angelo of the Seattle Times newspaper). Program later on in 1995, won the President's Service Award from the Clinton Administration.
See below verification Seattle Times below:
As an Advisor with the state's Washington State Business Week Program, mentored students of Centralia High School of Lewis County in Washington state, the development of business and enterprise development as it relate to Economic Development locally and nationally. Additionally held Education Forum within East Lewis County in conjunction with all the school districts of Lewis County ( White Pass, Morton, Mossyrock and Onalaska, along with Centralia College, all with the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington state, Terry Bergenson.
Real World EDA at an Alternative School, South Lake High School of the Seattle School District, with participants from the Kent School District, Federal Way School District, Auburn School District, as well as participants from the Pierce County and Lewis County School District participants within Washington state. Paul Stewart worked with Barbara Moore, South Lake Alternative High School, Principal, Seattle School District.
I can be whatever my mind takes me to.
The capabilities are out of this world with extracurricular activities. He was not a student of ours, but our students retain the same mindset moving forward...
Student presentation on Calculus and its components such as derivatives, integrals and multi-variables!
Student presentation on analyzing the observation of your moral code in life! "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education" Dr. Martin Luther King
Student presently heading to University of North Carolina
At left is Dr. Barbara Moore, (Retired Principal), Seattle School District and Paul Stewart, Founder/Director, Real World EDA.
Real World EDA connects with the (ACE Mentor Program) of Washington. The ACE Mentor Program has helped more than 2,000 students learn all about the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Are you fascinated by the art of architecture? Are you interested in how buildings withstand earthquakes? Are you intrigued by sustainable “green” building design? Are you wondering how a building can start out as an idea and become reality? Introducing
The Washington state Business Week Program, which creates a hand-on experiential environment to educate, high school students and community volunteers, teach and inspire one another to be responsible employees, employers and citizens. The program places high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face REAL-WORLD challenges with the guidance of a mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge in college preparation, workplace readiness and overall life success.
During the learning process, we ideally use three main pathways to learning: visual, auditory and kinesthetic
We are wired to learn using the three pathways, and the strength of each modality is different for each person. Some people may be very strong visual learners, while others learn best auditorily or kinesthetically. We also utilized Emotional Intelligence with its four components, including critical thinking. We don't utilize a grade system, we utilize a MASTERY SYSTEM. Students master the subjects before moving on. Assisting students to take ownership of their communities through understanding the concept of economic development.
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