ABOUT ERNI

“There are three classes of people:
Those who see.
Those who see when they are shown.
Those who do not see.”

- Leonardo Da Vinci

This organization is founded on the notion that our capacity for development is unlimited. But, we have to be able to see the way. We're going to create live events—concerts, lectures, classes, seminars, performances—that stimulate young people in Northern Nevada to see literature, math, art, science, music and critical thought as viable and exciting disciplines to pursue. When young people see real-life examples of those who have excelled in these pursuits, they see that these goals are attainable. By raising the expectations of our community, we challenge all Nevadans, young and old, to meet or exceed them.

How do we do that? We’re going to do it together. We’re going to use our greatest natural resource—the people who make up our community. Nevadans are tough, determined, resilient individuals. Those were the characteristics of the people who settled this frontier and they continue in the people who live here today. We have all the raw materials we need. We just need to polish them up, like the rare gems they are. It is our responsibility to hold them up to catch the light.

Because Nevada shines.

©2016 The Education Renaissance of Nevada Initiative