Atlanta’s Black Teacher Collective to Receive 2021 Luminary Award

The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) is receiving The 1954 Project Luminary Award today. The 2021 Luminary Awards celebrates ex
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Atlanta, Georgia- The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) is receiving The 1954 Project Luminary Award today. The 2021 Luminary Awards celebrates excellence in education leadership and Black philanthropy.

The highly coveted national award shines light on the innovative work of outstanding Black leaders and recognizes their profound impact on education.

The 2021 Luminary Awards, an initiative of Chicago based foundation, The Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education, will air today (Wednesday), April 28th at 11amCST/12pmEST.

The virtual event will highlight the success of outstanding Black leaders across the education landscape. It honors and continues the rich tradition of philanthropy in the Black community and builds an inclusive network of allies that share common values. Special guests include award-winning artist and activist Common, philanthropic power couple Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Cookie Johnson, actor and philanthropist Jay Ellis, and many more.

Atlanta based, Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC), is one of five organizations that will be awarded today. BTC, led by CEO Hiewet Senghor, equips Black educators with community and resources to build stronger classroom environments in which Black children can thrive.

“Receiving this recognition is especially exciting and meaningful because The 1954 Project is a Black philanthropic fund that is focusing on improving education for Black children,” says Senghor. “Tears came to my eyes when I was notified that we were recipients of the award because it was accompanied by the faces, smiles, and pride of the three amazing Black women leading this work.”

To register to attend The 1954 Project Presents: The 2021 Luminary Awards or for more information, visit To learn more about the Black Teacher Collaborative visit

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