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November 26, 2013 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

The most outspoken member of the Fab 5 is a one-man media conglomerate. It’s because he’s trying to put his city on his back –transforming one mind at a time
By Darren Sands
November 22, 2013 — At 40, he’s a young man by every standard except that of a professional athlete. It’s only through that lens does the week of Nov. 10 make sense for Jalen Rose.
On Nov. 11 he tweeted that it was snowing in Detroit. The next day Mr. Rose did College Gameday at the United Center where four of the top five teams — Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky and Duke — played two riveting, highly watched games. The next morning he hopped on a 7 a.m. flight for an NBA Countdown meeting. On Friday he did the show with Bill Simmons and his good friend Sage Steele. None of that accounts for briefings on what’s happening on the school he founded. Mr. Rose also has a book coming in 2014 and founded Three Tier Entertainment, the production company that produced the Fab 5 documentary with ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.
“Jalen had College Gameday last night …

JRLA Announces Philanthropic Support from Tom & Holly Gores

October 29, 2013 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

Detroit – (October 29, 2013) – The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), an open enrollment public charter high school in Detroit, today announced that Tom and Holly Gores have made a $250,000 contribution to support the school’s growth and development. The funds will be used for infrastructure improvements, personnel recruitment and retention, and other ongoing needs.
Mr. Gores is principal owner of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) and is Chairman and CEO of Platinum Equity, whose investments in addition to PS&E include Detroit-area companies Active Aero, Acument and Chassix.
“Our companies are part of the Detroit community and quality schools are critical for the long-term health of the region,” said Mr. Gores.  “On a personal level, education is hugely important to our family and we are eager to help make a difference.”
Both Mr. and Mrs. Gores were raised in Michigan and have strong ties to the Detroit area.
“Tom and I grew up in Michigan, went to school here and want kids in Detroit to have real opportunities to succeed,” said Mrs. Gores.  “We believe one of the most meaningful ways to …

JRLA Gala Celebration @ MGM Grand – Nov. 6th

November 2, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

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You are cordially invited to:

with a special performance by Ms. Chante’ Moore!

Sunday, November 6, 2011MGM Grand Detroit1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Celebrity supporters of JRLA will be in attendance including: Bill Bellamy, Howard Eisley, Jimmy King, Stephen Tulloch, Perry Watson & more to TBA!
Master of Ceremonies – Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster Ed Gordon