Film Highlight: Southeast 67

Written by Kat | January 28, 2016

Southeast 67 captures the twenty year journey of the 67 students who participated in the I Have a Dream program. The program was started in Washington, DC in the 1980s by local businessman Stewart Bainum. The primary mission - to provide kids in underserved communities the opportunity to attend college.

The film highlights some of the students as well as the program's two main educators — Steve Bumbaugh and Phyllis Rumbarger — whose tenacity, dedication and love for the kids is, ultimately, transformative. Their collective story illuminates the complex challenges facing kids in communities of poverty, violence and inferior schools, which is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago.

To learn more about the program and its results, check out the Redefining Pathways to Success: Lessons from SE67 panel featuring one of the students and one of the program's educators. This will take place Thursday, March 10 at the Austin Convention Center.

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