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Malcolm Mike Peabody

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FOCUS

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FOCUS

1436 U St. NW Suite 204

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20009

United States

Company Description

FOCUS provides the following support to groups that have been selected into the Application Consulting program: The FOCUS Charter Petition Template Extensive oral and written feedback on multiple drafts of each of the following charter application sections: ...more

Background Information

Employment History

President

PEABODY & THEOHARIS MANAGEMENT LLC


Affiliations

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity


Issue One

Board Member


Friends of Choice

Founder


New York State Commission

Executive Secretary


HUD's

Founder


DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Inc

Board Member


Fund

Board Member


The Student Support Center

Board Member


Training Grounds Inc

Board Member


The Charter School Hall of Fame

Founder


Mayor's Committee of Minority Housing for the Boston Renewal Authority

Secretary


Massachusetts

Civil Rights Advisor To the Governor


DC Children First

Board Member


Center for Student Support Services

Board Member


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Equal Opportunity


Education

Harvard Business School


Harvard College


Web References(62 Total References)


Hall of Fame Bios | FOCUS

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Malcolm Peabody
President Peabody Theoharis Management Mr. Peabody's career has combined a successful real estate practice with work in public service and charitable institutions. After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1952, and a short stint with a small business in Boston, he became the Executive Secretary of the New York State Commission Against Discrimination. Later he moved to Massachusetts where he worked in civil rights and housing, both at the city level where he worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority as a specialist in minority housing and at the state level where he was the advisor to his brother, Governor Peabody, on civil rights and low-income housing. In 1968 Mr. Peabody moved to Washington, D.C. where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in which position he launched HUD's first trial of housing vouchers allowing HUD clients choice in housing. This experiment led eventually to the current Section 8 housing allowance, which currently funds over one million low-income families who would otherwise be located in public housing. In 1973 he started a real estate development business in Washington, DC, which continues to the present time. For two decades, Mr. Peabody devoted considerable time outside his business to developing the Washington International School, where he was Board Chair for 11 years until 1995. In that same year, he founded Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), with the mission to establish the public charter school movement here in the nation's capital. Through FOCUS, he worked with others to pass the School Reform Act of 1996, which established the public charter school program in DC. DC's charter movement has just been cited as the best performing among the 43 states with charter schools for the second year in the row. The original charter school law for DC had no provision for financing facilities for schools, so in 1998 he worked with the U.S. House Appropriations Committee to amend the Act to add such financing, and later with the DC City Council to develop the funding formula that now provides over $3,000 per student, or over $100 million annually to the more than 39,000 charter students.


Friends of Choice in Urban Schools

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MALCOLM E. PEABODY, Chairman and FounderPresident, Peabody Corporation Real Estate Developers.Chairman of the Board of Washington International School, 1984 - 1995; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1969 - 1973 (founded the Housing Allowance Program); Executive Secretary, N.Y.S. Commission Against Discrimination, 1960 - 1962.


FOCUS | Quality public school choices for every DC student

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View Details about FOCUS Founder Mike Peabody's Induction into the Charter Hall of Fame


FOCUS Founder Malcolm "Mike" Peabody to Be Inducted in Charter School Hall of Fame | FOCUS

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FOCUS Founder Malcolm "Mike" Peabody to Be Inducted in Charter School Hall of Fame
Honorees to be recognized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools at 2017 National Charter Schools Conference in Washington, DC Washington, D.C. May 4, 2017 - Malcolm "Mike" Peabody, Founder and Board Member Emeritus of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) will be honored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools as a 2017 inductee to its Hall of Fame.


FOCUS Founder Malcolm "Mike" Peabody to Be Inducted in Charter School Hall of Fame | FOCUS

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"We thank Mike, Greg and Caprice for their unwavering dedication and their continued leadership in service of the more than 3 million students served by charter public schools every day."
Mike Peabody has been a pioneer in Washington, D.C.'s school reform landscape for more than three decades. Among his most notable contributions was founding Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) in 1996. FOCUS quickly became one of the most visible and aggressive voices in the city's burgeoning charter school movement in the District, advocating for equal funding and fair access to city-owned buildings. Today, DC is one of the largest urban charter sectors with nearly 50 percent of public school students attending a charter public school. It has been designated the healthiest charter school movement in the country by the National Alliance for two years in a row. "I've never met anyone like Mike," says Josh Kern, founder of Thurgood Marshall Academy and FOCUS board member. "Mr. Peabody founded FOCUS based on the belief that all children deserve access to an excellent education. In addition to this honor, Mike was inducted into the D.C. Charter Hall of Fame in its inaugural year last year.


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