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Our Mission

To promote cross-cultural understanding and empower students through language acquisition. 

Our Mission

To promote cross-cultural understanding and empower students through language acquisition. 

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Roscoe overton- founder

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Mr. Overton received his bachelor's degree from Texas Southern University and a master's degree in School Administration from Tennessee State. He began his administrative career as Executive Director of the Memphis and Shelby County Action Agency and retired from his job as an investigator for the Department of Commerce and Insurance in 2003.  Mr. Overton hoped to spend his retirement pursuing his true love-golf, but quickly realized he was not ready to settle down. He began working as a substitute teacher and it became apparent to him that  the African American students in East Austin were not accessing the dual language programming being offered in public schools.  Thus, in 2007, the Overton Group was born. The Overton Group was designed to promote bilingual education with a special emphasis on serving the African American community, Mr. Overton has served two terms on the AISD English Language Learners Advisory Committee, where he was able to obtain a greater understanding about the dual language concept. 

Camille Smith - Director of Programs

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Camille was raised in east Austin and attended east Austin public schools. She received two associates degrees from Austin Community College and a Bachelors in Social Work from St. Edwards University. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Texas.  Camille is deeply invested in her east Austin community and continues to support the efforts of several local groups doing work around race, gentrification, criminal justice reform, education access, and many other issues. Camille believes in using her skill set to amplify the voices of people of color and is a strong advocate for reforming systems in order to stop the continued oppression of marginalized groups. Camille is interested in exploring the intersections of race and class and the impact of current systems on families and individuals. Camille has had over 15+ years of experience in child care and development and education in various settings.  She believes that all students are deserving of high quality education and safe, welcoming environments where the whole child is celebrated. 



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Board of Directors

Currently vacant, President
Randal Whittington, Vice President 

Stacy Offord, Secretary

Audrey Mackey, Ph. D., Treasurer
Kara Ardis, At-Large

Maureen Carlson, At-Large

Daffney Henry, At-Large