Buffalo, NY Community Summit

 

Community

Buffalo, NY

Event Name

Parent Power and Partnerships!  

Event Description

Buffalo’s GradNation Community Summit, “Parent Power and Partnerships,” was held November 1, 2014 at Bennett High School. The summit focused on empowering, encouraging, and equipping families to be active in their children’s academic lives. More than 200 attendees were present; notable speakers included David Rust, Say Yes Buffalo; Eileen Buckley, WNED (local PBS station); Demone Smith, Buffalo Common Council Education Committee Chair; and Heath Frisch, Director, Office of Parent and Family Engagement.

Summit Summary

Event Date and Time

Saturday, November 1, 2014 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Event Location

The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14208

Convening Organization

Say Yes Buffalo

Hashtags, website, Twitter, etc: www.SayYesBuffalo.org

Additional Details

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners

  •  WNED/ WBFO

Notable speakers

  • David Rust, Say Yes Buffalo
  • Eileen Buckley, WNED (local PBS station)
  • Demone Smith, Buffalo Common Council Education Committee Chair
  • Heath Frisch, Director, Office of Parent and Family Engagement
  • Ernest Bihm, America’s Promise Alliance