Abilene CUAD Has Expanded To Midland/Odessa

Abilene CUAD Has Expanded To Midland/Odessa

The local CUAD advisory council focused on eliminating the disproportionate number of people of color in and around Abilene impacted by systems, and on reversing the number of disparate outcomes to these families has spread its influence and its model to the Midland and Odessa area. On March 22, 2012, the Midland/Odessa advisory council was formalized and structured. Positions were identified and the group was named. One member stated that because “CUAD means something,” he motioned that the group there vote for the name “CUAD Midland/Odessa.” The group approved. {{more}}It is both encouraging and exciting that the local CUAD has been so influential and that CUAD Midland/Odessa perceived the value of the work, the accomplishments, and the working model of the Abilene group. Pervis Evans of Midland, former CPS Region 2/9 Disproportionality Specialist, will serve as the chairman for CUAD Midland/Odessa. Pastor Billy Ashley of Midland will serve as co-chair for that group. A scribe from Odessa was selected and the group will soon identify its Statewide Disproportionality Taskforce Representative. Pastor Billy Ashley of Midland the new Assistant Chair to CUAD Midland and Odessa. Photo by Alan Copeland