Our first guest today is Karen Sokolof Javitch, Composer, Lyricist, she will be discussing her newest creations for Thanksgiving and children’s songs. Karen is a former teacher of visually impaired children and stayed at home with them until they started school. At that point, her background in piano, singing, and dancing led her to an exciting career in songwriting.
A close friend of Karen’s had written a musical, ‘Love! at the Café!’, but he didn’t know how to compose the 17 songs that he wanted in it. Since she had a musical background, she asked him if she could try and to write them. Once Karen began, it felt like a faucet turned on in her brain and the songs came pouring out of her and she has not stopped writing since. That was more than 20 years ago.” Now “Love!” is a favorite musical for high-schools. Since she had one musical under her belt, she decided to write a family musical with author Elaine Jabenis and ‘From Generation to Generation’ was born. It was an instant hit in their hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. To order her CD’s go to https://cdbaby.com/ or iTunes or by calling 402-393-3893. at her webshttp:// at Karenssongs.com
Our 2nd guest is Joel Mangan, Executive Director, P-TECH, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility. Joel will be discussing how public schools and businesses are teaming up to make workplaces more diverse, improve education and career readiness, and create new opportunities that change lives. IBM’s Joel Mangan talks about P-TECH program and the benefits to businesses, consumers and local communities. He can highlight why there is a need for these types of education programs, and how P-TECH is reshaping the tech landscape by empowering diverse communities and making a difference. Together, we can make a difference and work to create opportunities for the next generation. To find out more about the model, please visit ptech.org.