June 14, 2017

CT Post:
School Committee Focuses On Helping Male Black And Latino Students

“Young males of color need education to start sooner. They need consistency, challenge and role models who don’t back down and don’t disappear. “We need love,” Messiah Mays, a Warren Harding High School football player, said in one nearly a dozen breakout discussion group at Batalla School on Wednesday. An ad hoc committee formed by the Board of Education asked nearly 300 members of the community, including youths and educators, for help finding ways to better serve black and Latino male students. The board is seeking to reduce the rate of the students dropping out of school, getting into trouble and failing academically…”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.