Monday, May 25, 2009

Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club Visit

On the afternoon of May 12, 2009, I visited the Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles. The visit was facilitated by the Afterschool Alliance ( an awesome organization that works tirelessly toward the goal of quality afterschool programs for all children. The children of this club are almost all Hispanic and were inspired by I Am Barack Obama. They welcomed me with open arms and love and even performed a special cheer for me. :-)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Power Lunch!

May 2009: Harvey and I had a Power Lunch with Power People Mario and Maya Van Peebles. Ready to take over the world?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Celebrity Read Aloud @ Oak Street Elementary School

In the photo above from left to right: Jorge Pallo, me, Haley Ramm, and Sam Jones III

On May 12, the Jamestown Project co-sponsored a Celebrity Read Aloud event in conjunction with the Stephanie Starks Hope Foundation. The event took place at Oak Street Elementary School and featured a literacy pep rally and a mass book donation for hundreds of students! The children were wowed by:

- Jorge Pallo of Secret Lives of the American Teenager (

- Haley Ramm of iCarly; Ben 10: Race Against Time; and Skateland (

- Sam Jones III - Smallville (

The Jamestown Project donated 100 copies of I Dream for You a World to the Stephanie Starks Hope Foundation in connection with this event and in an effort to promote child civic engagement. Haley Ramm who plays Missy on iCarly read this book to the students. Jorge Pallo read I Am Barack Obama.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Charisse's May 2009 Newsletter

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  • Latest news
  • An update from me
  • An explanation of exciting new awards and accolaides
  • Announcement about a NEW BOOK
  • A summary of past and upcoming speaking engagements!