"providing the economic development educational and strategic groundwork for sustainable communities of African Descent"
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. The East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce was founded by Paul Stewart) and he also established the first East Lewis County's Economic Development Summit at Mayfield Lake and created the annual East Lewis County's Education Forum establishing the first main speaker of the annual event, Director of Public Instruction for the state of Washington, Terry Bergeson. Presently incorporating students employees from Boeing, and business owners throughout the Puget Sound of Washington state, Detroit, Michigan, Swansee, South Carolina and Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a student from San Fernando of the Philippines,
One of several Real World EDA's projects is establishing (NSEDA) New Solutions Economic Development Authority, a state-wide regional tri-county economic development community organization.
"Good luck at what you do, which looks good"
Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
"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"
former Washington state Superintendent for Public Instruction, Dr. Terry Bergeson.
"Staring the first inner city computer program in Seattle (PROJECT COMPUTE) is a walk in space itself"
DR. BERNARD HARRIS, (first African American to walk in space)
"It was a fantastic relationship having Real World EDA as a program in our school"
Dr. BARBARA MOORE, (RETIRED) school principal, Seattle School District.
We believe in the Cluster approach to Regional Economic Development and Business Retention and Expansion
Healthy communities have strong, healthy businesses. As competition among communities for increasingly footloose businesses heats up, business retention programs have become the most popular economic development efforts of communities nation-wide. While retention programs emerged in response to business defections and the negative impacts those defections have on the local and regional economy, they have increased in importance as communities recognized that Real job growth over time comes from local and regional business expansion. Surveys of U.S. economic development organizations rank it as the number one economic development activity.
Clusters are geographic concentrations of interdependent, complementary and/or competing businesses in related industries that trade with each other. Cluster develop and change over time, stemming from the long-term economic history, companies and demand for products, and services locally.
Clusters act as a powerful magnet for business location and create diverse pools of skilled workers. They also attract new suppliers that congregate nearby for increased efficiency. Clusters thrive on a steady stream of skilled workers, finance, infrastructure and a good business climate. Spin-off business started up by experienced workers also a competitive spirit that stimulates growth and innovative strategic alliances. Built around core export orientated firms, industry clusters generate new wealth in a region. SILICON VALLEY is an example of highly developed CLUSTER-BASED ECONOMY.
Project Compute (FIRST INNER CITY COMPUTER PROGRAM for YOUTH in SEATTLE) was approved by then Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Holly Miller, 1991. (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.
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 the the Onalaska, Mossyrock, Morton, White Pass School Districts, along with Centralia College 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.
Students were taught the concepts of Economic Development and its importance with the overall development of their community as well as the impact of Local, National and Global Economic Development.
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 presentation on Global Economics, specifically regarding TRANSFER of PAYMENTS (current accounts, capital accounts, transfer payments, trade imbalance, factor price equalization, and mercantilism, Preparing youth for the International stage.
Economic Development Organizations need to help LOCAL LEADERS better understand the opportunities their community faces and establish a clear direction. EDOs' need to be accountable for:
1) enrolling the right COMMUNITY LEADERS and ensuring a robust process is followed to design a competitive strategic plan;
2) for ensuring all supporting organizations understand the strategic plan and have action plans with clearly defined deliverables, and;
3) for monitoring progress in achieving the strategic plan outcomes.
A $75 Donation: we will provide a 5 Month Introduction into our regional economic development organization, you will be eligible to process into the newly developed regional - New Solutions EDA (New Solutions Economic Development Authority Organization)
Afterwards, you will receive ongoing monthly training in economic development, as long as you are an active participant in NSEDA. Teaching for success. New Solutions EDA, a product of Real World EDA Academy!
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 place 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 student to take ownership of their communities through understanding the concept of economic development.
"It was a fantastic relationship having such a program in our school, which is an AT RISK Alternative High School. It provided the needed wisdom and opportunity for students to compete with other students statewide, in a competitive business/economic development environment. Every business owner, should be familiar with economic development before starting a business, for business is only one element of economic development. Economic Development is the larger picture and where the control is residing"
Barbara Moore, RETIRED Seattle School District Principal
Our students are introduced to stocks and commodities and investments early, and in addition, how to solve problems from a leadership viewpoint: what to do when you've made a bad decision, how to create simple rules for complex decisions and the what are the three problems talking can't solve and why is such so.
Get your young ones prepared for higher education before they arrive. It's best to be above the curve!
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"Good Luck with what you do, which looks great", Nancy Birdsall, Senior Fellow, President Emeritus, Center for Global Development
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