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David C. Banks

President & CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation; Education Reformer & DEI Expert

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 David C. Banks Biography

David C. Banks is the President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation and the Founding Principal of The Eagle Academy for Young Men, the first school in a network of innovative all-boys public schools in New York City. Banks’s visionary approach to the education of young men of color emphasizes a partnership between schools and communities based on the guiding principles of academic excellence, leadership and character development. The Eagle model has been adopted in schools throughout all five New York City boroughs and Newark, with replication of the model expanding nationally through the Eagle Institute. As Eagle Academy students achieve outstanding high school graduation and college matriculation rates, the Eagle model proves that a high quality, college preparatory education for young men of color can be provided in a public-school setting.

The first Eagle Academy for Young Men was established as part of New York City’s high school reform initiative in partnership with One Hundred Black Men, Inc. Banks's successful approach has been covered in numerous news outlets including CBS This Morning. The Eagle story was chronicled in The Infamous Future, a visionary documentary on the positive transformation of young men through their time at Eagle Academy.

National leaders and leading educational voices endorse the Eagle Academy model including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, whose borough has adopted the Eagle model in nine schools as part of the Eagle Demonstration Project. In 2018, Secretary Clinton co-wrote an op-ed with Banks on Eagle’s philosophy. City & State, the premier political outlet covering New York State, ranked Banks in the top 75 most powerful education leaders in New York State in 2020.

In partnership with Scholastic, Inc., Banks helped curate the Rising Voices Library, a collection of nonfiction, biographical and fiction books celebrating Black and Latino boys. The library provides students in grades K–5 with high-interest, culturally-relevant texts that give context to what they’re experiencing in the world around them.

Banks is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and received his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law. In 2014, David Banks was chosen as one of seven Black Male Achievement Social Innovators nationwide by the Leadership and Sustainability Institute for demonstrating tangible results in improving the life outcomes of African American boys and men. Banks was a member of the Board of Directors for the International Boys’ Schools Coalition. In May 2014, Banks was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Wheelock College.

Banks resides in New Jersey. He has four adult children: Jamaal, twins Aaliyah and Ali, Malcolm Rashaad, and two grandchildren, Hayleigh and Nomi Jae.

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Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character

Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character

Speaking Topics
  • Education

    Banks can speak to how we can better educate students of color, how we can better address the needs of inner-city youth, the importance of culturally-relevant education and what the future of education looks like, with an emphasis on tech accessibility and integration.

  • Diversity

    Banks is also able to speak to diversity in the corporate sphere, how to support and attract employees of color and how business can invest in a future workforce that is more diverse and better prepared to support the economy of the future.

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David C. Banks

President & CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation; Education Reformer & DEI Expert

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David C. Banks Biography

David C. Banks is the President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation and the Founding Principal of The Eagle Academy for Young Men, the first school in a network of innovative all-boys public schools in New York City. Banks’s visionary approach to the education of young men of color emphasizes a partnership between schools and communities based on the guiding principles of academic excellence, leadership and character development. The Eagle model has been adopted in schools throughout all five New York City boroughs and Newark, with replication of the model expanding nationally through the Eagle Institute. As Eagle Academy students achieve outstanding high school graduation and college matriculation rates, the Eagle model proves that a high quality, college preparatory education for young men of color can be provided in a public-school setting.

The first Eagle Academy for Young Men was established as part of New York City’s high school reform initiative in partnership with One Hundred Black Men, Inc. Banks's successful approach has been covered in numerous news outlets including CBS This Morning. The Eagle story was chronicled in The Infamous Future, a visionary documentary on the positive transformation of young men through their time at Eagle Academy.

National leaders and leading educational voices endorse the Eagle Academy model including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, whose borough has adopted the Eagle model in nine schools as part of the Eagle Demonstration Project. In 2018, Secretary Clinton co-wrote an op-ed with Banks on Eagle’s philosophy. City & State, the premier political outlet covering New York State, ranked Banks in the top 75 most powerful education leaders in New York State in 2020.

In partnership with Scholastic, Inc., Banks helped curate the Rising Voices Library, a collection of nonfiction, biographical and fiction books celebrating Black and Latino boys. The library provides students in grades K–5 with high-interest, culturally-relevant texts that give context to what they’re experiencing in the world around them.

Banks is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and received his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law. In 2014, David Banks was chosen as one of seven Black Male Achievement Social Innovators nationwide by the Leadership and Sustainability Institute for demonstrating tangible results in improving the life outcomes of African American boys and men. Banks was a member of the Board of Directors for the International Boys’ Schools Coalition. In May 2014, Banks was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Wheelock College.

Banks resides in New Jersey. He has four adult children: Jamaal, twins Aaliyah and Ali, Malcolm Rashaad, and two grandchildren, Hayleigh and Nomi Jae.

David C. Banks Videos

  • Homeroom with Sal Khan & David C. Banks
    David C. Banks, a visionary educator and President of The Eagle Academy Foundation, speaks with Sal on empowering at-risk young men to learn,...
  • Empowering Young Men of Color to Soar Above Adversity | David C. Banks
  • The Infamous Future Documentary | John Campbell, David C Banks

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David C. Banks Speaking Topics

  • Education

    Banks can speak to how we can better educate students of color, how we can better address the needs of inner-city youth, the importance of culturally-relevant education and what the future of education looks like, with an emphasis on tech accessibility and integration.

  • Diversity

    Banks is also able to speak to diversity in the corporate sphere, how to support and attract employees of color and how business can invest in a future workforce that is more diverse and better prepared to support the economy of the future.

FAQs on booking David C. Banks

  • How to book David C. Banks?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David C. Banks for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David C. Banks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David C. Banks or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David C. Banks?

    Booking fees for David C. Banks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David C. Banks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David C. Banks?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David C. Banks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David C. Banks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David C. Banks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David C. Banks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David C. Banks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Education and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book David C. Banks for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. David C. Banks generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa W. Wardell, Tamir Harper, Coach Ken Carter, Daymond John and Angel Rich. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David C. Banks for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David C. Banks Speaker Videos

  • Homeroom with Sal Khan & David C. Banks
    David C. Banks, a visionary educator and President of The Eagle Academy Foundation, speaks with Sal on empowering at-risk young men to learn, succeed, and develop character.
    Empowering Young Men of Color to Soar Above Adversity | David C. Banks
  • The Infamous Future Documentary | John Campbell, David C Banks
    David C. Banks Commencement Address
    David C Banks, the President & CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, delivers the commencement address at the 2018 Eagle Bronx Graduation.

David C. Banks Speaking Topics

  • Education

    Banks can speak to how we can better educate students of color, how we can better address the needs of inner-city youth, the importance of culturally-relevant education and what the future of education looks like, with an emphasis on tech accessibility and integration.

  • Diversity

    Banks is also able to speak to diversity in the corporate sphere, how to support and attract employees of color and how business can invest in a future workforce that is more diverse and better prepared to support the economy of the future.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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