Graduate Pittsburgh Summit 2009

Graduate Pittsburgh

 

Summit Location: YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood Street (Downtown) Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

Highlights:

  • Convened by the Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, the one day summit increased public awareness of the dropout and college/life-readiness crisis in Pittsburgh. The summit partnered with the Multiple Education Pathways Blueprint project that is currently being executed by the Mayor Ravenstahl and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board.

  • The summit was also an opportunity for the Superintendent and Mayor to talk about the progress of the Pittsburgh Promise initiative and the importance of being “Promise Ready”. Bill Milliken, Founder of Communities In Schools was the keynote speaker and a Perspectives Panel provided an in-depth view of the dropout crises from various sectors. 

  • The Summit also featured “The Pittsburgh Opportunity Expo” which showcased the programs and resources available for the drop-out population, parents, and teachers.

Summit Planning Team:

 

Name

Organization

Mayada Mansour

A+ Schools

 

Ray Bauer

Allegheny County Juvenile Probation

 

Dan Langan/Jamie Lebovitz

AT&T Pennsylvania

 

Sabrina Saunders

City of Pittsburgh, Mayor’s Office

 

Stephen Zumbrun

City of Pittsburgh, Mayor’s Office

 

Tamiko Stanley

City of Pittsburgh, Personnel

 

Nate Harper/ Maurita Bryant

City of Pittsburgh, Police Chief/Youth Comm.

 

Nicole Molinaro

Communities In Schools

 

Jean Olivis

Communities In Schools

 

Muzz Meyers

Communities In Schools (Westinghouse High)

 

Roslynne Wilson

Community College of Allegheny County

 

Jackie Dixon

Giant Eagle Corp.

 

Alex Matthews

Highmark

 

Barbara Coffee

Housing Authority of Pittsburgh

 

Crystal White

Mentoring Partnership

 

Terrie Suica-Reed

Phase Four Learning Center, Inc.

 

Jim Brenner

Pittsburgh Partnership/PA CareerLink

 

Shawn Butler

Pittsburgh Promise

 

Janis Ripper

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Student Services

 

Dr. Magi Berger

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Truancy Prevention

 

Doug Mavracic

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Student Services

 

Erika Jones

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Gang Free Schools

 

Pat Gambridge

Pittsburgh Public Schools, CTE

 

Donna Fetterman

Robert Morris Univ./America’s Promise

 

Mikhail Pappas

Senator Ferlo/Pa Senate Rep.

 

Justin Brown

Storehouse for Teachers

 

Micah Frankenfield

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

 

Jada Shirriel

United Way of Allegheny County

 

Ryan Patrick Parker

Univ. of Pittsburgh., Off. of Health Sci. Diversity

 

Florence Rouzier/Lori T. Rue

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

 

Stephen MacIsaac

Wireless Neighborhoods

 

Gabriel Isaacson

Mayor’s Youth Council (Winchester Thurston)

 

Nyair Yates

Mayor’s Youth Council (Taylor Allderdice)

 

Katherina Shabalov

Mayor’s Youth Council, Chair (The Ellis School)

 

Robert Williamson

Youth Planning Task Force

 

Je’Anna Smith

Youth Planning Task Force

 

LaMarr Washington

Youth Planning Task Force

 

Carmelle Nickens Phillips

YWCA of Pittsburgh/Youth Commission

Supporters

America’s Promise,  YWCA,  Walnut Grill,  Whole Foods