The mission of ETL Education Foundation is to maximize academic success
potential by providing students opportunities to explore educational options,
bolster academic skills, earn scholarship support, enhance cultural awareness,
and establish mentoring relationships.  The Foundation accomplishes its mission
through the sponsoring of its unique programming, and partnering with higher
education, corporate, and civic organizations.   
Our Mission
Our Vision
ETL Education Foundation has a vision that all
students may have available to them the
resources to maximize their success potential.  
The realization of that vision requires
collaboration between community, education,
corporate, government, and grassroots
organizations—all have a role to play in insuring
educational equity and keeping America’s vision
and hope of prosperity, equality, and unlimited
potential alive.  
Since 1985 ETL Education Foundation has championed the cause of higher education
opportunity and access for traditionally underserved and underperforming student
populations.  For over three decades, its members have held true to its mission. The
ETL Education Foundation has served over 3000 students throughout the country.  
Today the Foundation accomplishes its goals primarily through its College Readiness
Program which includes the Success Workshop Series, the Virtual University Initiative,
and its flagship program; the College Tour.
Our President
The ETL Education Foundation President is Steven B. Skinner, EdD.  A native New
Yorker, Dr. Skinner grew up in Queens, New York.  A product of New York City
Public Schools, he is a graduate of the then Andrew Jackson High School in
Cambria Heights.  At Jackson, Dr. Skinner excelled academically as well as
athletically.  He graduated in the top 15 of his class and was nationally ranked in
track and field.  Dr. Skinner attended the University of Pennsylvania where he
continued to excel athletically and earned a degree in physical therapy.  

Upon graduation he returned to New York to begin his professional career.  Dr.
Skinner has worked at several health care facilities including Franklin General
Hospital, Queens Hospital Center, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center,
ultimately assuming high administrative positions.  Additionally, Dr. Skinner
owned and operated a part-time private practice for 10 years.  In 1988 he earned a
Master of Science degree from Queens College and later a doctorate in education
from Nova Southeastern University.  

Dr. Skinner played the principal role in establishing the Physical Therapist
Assistant Program at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of
New York and is a faculty member within the department of biological sciences.
He has co-authored two textbooks in the field of physical therapy education.  Dr.
Skinner is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and has served in many local
and regional capacities within that organization.

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