Charleston, SC Community Summit


Charleston, SC (Tri-County Region)

Event Name      

Charleston GradNation Community Summit

Event Description

The Charleston Community, including 125 school, city, business, non-profit, higher education, faith-based, and community leaders, engaged in a conversation regarding what data is telling us about the Graduation Rate in the community--in the aggregate and broken down in meaningful ways. With a robust Cradle to Career effort underway, this conference will provide an opportunity for us to discuss our successes to date, and how we can capitalize on them and accelerate our regional progress.

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Event Details

October 31, 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.                                
Francis Marion Hotel, Downtown Charleston, SC

Convening Organization

City of Charleston, Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families

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Additional Details 

Local Partners:

  • AT&T
  • Charleston County School District
  • City of North Charleston
  • Communities in Schools
  • College of Charleston Center for Partnerships to Improve Education
  • TriCounty Cradle to Career Collaborative       
  • Trident Technical College
  • Trident United Way             

Keynote Speaker:

  • Mr. Rafael Lopez- Senior Policy Advisor, White House

Featured Sessions:

  • Business and Education Partnerships: How we can engage students by providing increased career awareness and opportunities to gain dual credit, complete apprenticeships, and otherwise engage in the workplace.
  • Lessons learned on gathering, sharing, and utilizing data in a collective impact model.
  • Successful Re-engagement efforts for students at risk of dropping out