CALLING THE SHOTS: From Gangland to Corporate America, to Education & Community Development

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By William Granville, Jr.
As a member of the then East Trenton Whips street gang, William Granville, Jr. was on his way to being a part of the familiar depressing statistics in urban America. With the intervention of some people who cared, he took a less traveled part to success in his education and career at the Mobil Corporation. He later brought his experiences to youngsters in the urban cities of America through the capitalist oriented Granville Academy. In collaboration with Edison Schools, Inc. Granville has been a pioneer in the charter school movement. In this book, a native son tells his story of running from rival gangs’ shots and calling some shots of his own. He reveals the love and insecurities of his coming of age years, and shares his journey in the competitive halls of corporate America.

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By William Granville, Jr.
As a member of the then East Trenton Whips street gang, William Granville, Jr. was on his way to being a part of the familiar depressing statistics in urban America. With the intervention of some people who cared, he took a less traveled part to success in his education and career at the Mobil Corporation. He later brought his experiences to youngsters in the urban cities of America through the capitalist oriented Granville Academy. In collaboration with Edison Schools, Inc. Granville has been a pioneer in the charter school movement. In this book, a native son tells his story of running from rival gangs’ shots and calling some shots of his own. He reveals the love and insecurities of his coming of age years, and shares his journey in the competitive halls of corporate America.

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