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Dr. Constance Craven
- Educator
Zach Landis Lewis - Web Designer
Rocio Martinez - Artist, Filmmaker and Educator
Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran - Founder and Director of Project: Children LEAD; Professor, Point Park University

Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran, Professor at Point Park University, is committed to a student centered teaching philosophy of life long, collaborative learning; her special areas of interest are multicultural education, diversity issues, and conflict resolution. She has been a dedicated member of the Point Park University administration and faculty since 1973 where she has received numerous awards and grants for innovative collaborative initiatives with schools and community organizations. Dr. Revilla's earned degrees include a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.S.Ed. in Counselor Education from Duquesne University and B.A degrees in both in Psychology and Behavioral Science from Point Park University. She is a nationally certified counselor (NBCC), a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania, and an independent consultant. She was one of three Pennsylvanians chosen for the first Hispanic Leadership Fellows Program.

In addition to Project Children LEAD, Dr. Revilla has developed and received grant funding for Project TEACH, Project Early Start, and Project ECHO. Dedicated to proactive community outreach, Dr. Revilla has had a positive impact on the education of children, training of teachers, and professional development of adult educators. Dr. Revilla has traveled to Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Ireland to research various educational models and schools.

Dr. Constance Craven has been an educator for over 40 years, serving as a science teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator. She earned degrees in biology, chemistry, counseling, and administration while participating in numerous education focus committees both locally and nationwide. She has presented programs at state and national conferences and has written educational curricula for pre-school through adult education. Dr. Craven has also organized experiences for students to study other cultures through travel abroad. She has continued her activities in education as a professor at several colleges and universities.

Rocio Martinez is an artist, filmmaker and educator. She documented the work of Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran, her students, and the Point Park Children's School for Project Children LEAD during her two year tenure at Point Park University where she served as Assistant Professor. Rocio Martinez currently lives in Santa Monica, California and continues her work on Project Children LEAD.

Zach Landis Lewis is a freelance web developer and aspiring digital librarian who earned an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in August of 2004. His work in developing a patient information system for a malaria research clinic with the University of Pittsburgh took him to Kenya in October of 2004. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Deb.

Acknowledgements
No project is ever accomplished without the assistance, cooperation and support of many individuals and organizations. Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran gratefully acknowledges the following organizations and individuals for their help in making Project Children LEAD a reality.

The Dominion Resources Foundation
The Point Park University Department of Education and Community Services
The Point Park University Children's School
The students in EDUC 325 - Multicultural Diversity Issues in Education
Dr. Connie Craven
Rocio Martinez
Zach Landis Lewis
Janet Denis
Dr. Katherine Henderson, President of Point Park University
Dr. Rex Stevens, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dominic Fasone and Josephine Ragona Fasone
Rudolph R. Revilla, Jr. and Jean Fasone Revilla
Rudolph R. Revilla, Sr. and Nellie Green Revilla
Victor, Ivonne and Christina Beltran Revilla
Family and Friends to numerous to mention

 

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