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                                         DCBX#10
                "Looking Back, Celebrating Forward" 

Celebrate 10 Years of Latin Dance, Diversity and Inclusion! 
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Erik Fogel

NYC Urban Debate League
Executive Director
New York City
Erik has been a South Bronx public school teacher for ten years with the New York City Department of Education and currently serves as Professor at Baruch College in the Communications Studies Department. He received his B.A. from U.C Berkeley, J.D. from Hastings College of Law, and M.S. in Education at Pace University. In 2002 he was accepted to Teach for America and has been teaching in the South Bronx since. He started the South Bronx’s first nationally competitive debate team and built one of the largest and most successful Title I debate teams in New York with over 100 students.  In 2011 with only a handful of schools with debate teams left in the city, Erik and other NYC school teachers came together to start the New York City Urban Debate League – the city’s only scholastic debate league for all students and all schools and today the largest debate league in the nation – serving thousands of students every year. Erik is the recipient of numerous awards in education including: We are the Bronx Fellowship Award, Presidential Youth Award in the Arts and Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Institute of Museum and Library Studies and the White House Commission on the Arts and Humanities, United States Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers Fellowship, Fund for Teachers Fellowship, Plank Foundation Fellowship, Points of Light Civic Incubator Award, and Teach for America Innovation Award Finalist.
 
Skilled Young Orators Heading to the White House
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/skilled-young-orators-heading-white-house-article-1.1203407
 
From Baking Cupcakes to Making History
https://debate.prezly.com/from-baking-cupcakes-to-making-history
 
New York City Teacher Creates After School Debate League Lauded by the White House
https://debate.prezly.com/nyc-teacher-creates-afterschool-debate-league-lauded-by-the-white-house
 
Urban Debate Reborn
https://www.prx.org/pieces/102943-urban-debate-reborn