Crimson Oak Partners with e-Cornell to Donate $15K to REACH

NEW YORK, NY – April 12, 2011 – “I refuse to let these [inner city high school] kids’ opportunity be defined by their zip code!” defiantly declared former New York City Education Chancellor Joel Klein.  Chancellor Klein was speaking as the honoree of the Rewarding Achievement (REACH) annual Breaking Barriers Gala held at the Harvard Club of New York.  The statement captured the tenor of the night: one of celebration and determination.  Against this backdrop Crimson Oak, along with e-Cornell, quietly announced their decision to donate $15,000 of in-kind services to REACH.


 REACH recipients


The contributed services consist of Crimson Oak career & admissions counseling packages and e-Cornell certificate programs.  Crimson Oak’s career counseling sessions are structured in defined modules by Ivy League alumni, trained and certified in executive coaching.  Similarly, the Academy’s MBA admissions services are personalized and delivered by experienced counselors who have a long track record of being effective.  Award-winning online learning platform, e-Cornell, generously donated its coveted Financial Management and Health Care Executive Management certificate programs.  It is envisioned that the offerings will be monetized through a reputable non-profit auction house service such as   


Notably the three recipients of this year’s REACH College Alumni Award attend Cornell University.  The three talented scholars are:

  • Karim Abouelnaga, Sophomore - The School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
  • Andre Perez, Sophomore - The Dyson School of Business, Applied Economics Major- Cornell University
  • Nicolas Savvides, Sophomore - College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Architecture Major - Cornell University


“Crimson Oak has been a long-time supporter of REACH’s innovative program which each year impacts the lives of almost 4,000 disadvantaged New York City’s high school students by providing merit-based scholarships for high performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams.” stated Crimson Oak CEO, Kevin Omar Williams.  “Our Giving Back Program is an essential part of our commitment to be empathetic to our community.  We are honored to assist in our modest way.”

To learn more about Crimson Oak Academy, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


About Crimson Oak Academy
Crimson Oak Academy LLC (“Crimson Oak”) is an innovative, online business academy for life-long scholars and ambitious professionals. Crimson Oak was born to turn your aspirations into realized plans. Utilizing 21st century technology, Crimson Oak provides you:


(1) Virtual Education (e-Courses & Apps)
(2) Industry Events (Seminars & Forums)
(3) Advisory/Counseling (Admissions & Career)



To speak with a team member, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us on