Since the 1990s, Dr. Bharat Lall has served as the president and CEO of Pinnacle Hotels USA, a real estate company that owns and manages nine hotels. Bharat Lall, MD, also supports his community by contributing to numerous nonprofit organizations, including Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID).
A comprehensive education system that prepares students for college eligibility, AVID directs an annual three-day professional development training program called AVID Summer Institutes. The organization conducts the training seminars in nine cities across the country and hosts a wide range of educators from AVID’s 4,900 member schools and other institutions.
Designed for teachers, administrators, and counselors, the program reviews the latest AVID instructional strategies, as well as curricula focused on higher education readiness. Each AVID Summer Institute also includes presentations from students and educators who share examples of how AVID has impacted their lives. To become event speakers, the participants compete in a national writing contest along with thousands of contenders.