Vanessa Williams Joins Star-Studded Cast as Host of Real Change TV Special


Actress Vanessa Williams has signed on to host the Real Change—Artists for Education telecast airing nationally on April 23*. This one-hour program, in partnership with and presenting sponsor Office Depot, combines celebrities with philanthropy, plus exclusive musical performances, touching one-on-one interviews and more.

“Vanessa is the perfect host for the Real Change telecast, and we are honored to have her on board,” said Liam Murphy, Founder & CEO of REAL Change Productions. “As the daughter of two teachers, Vanessa shares our desire to help educators and students by bringing necessary school supplies into the classroom.”

Real Change convenes a class of international music superstars including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Lady Antebellum, Redfoo, Jason Mraz, Quincy Jones and Glee star, Matthew Morrison. Some visit schools in their hometowns while others discuss the teachers that inspired them and surprise deserving students and organizations along the way.

“Education has always played an important role throughout my life,” said Williams. “Now as a mother of four children, I strive to give them the best education possible and hope that they also encounter an influential teacher of their own. It’s important that young students are inspired to chase their dreams and feel that they can make a difference in the world.”

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