Astoria, New York Community Summit
Community: Astoria, New York
Event Name and Convening Organization: Zone 126 NYC GradNation Community Summit
Theme: Strengthening Families; Transforming Communities
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Citi ICG Conference Center, 388 Greenwich St., New York
Zone 126 is proud to be hosting the first GradNation Community Summit in New York City on November 10, 2015. Through the New York City summit, Zone 126 is raising awareness of communities in need in New York City, especially Astoria and Long Island City. Only 60.1% of Astoria and Long Island City high school students graduated during the 2013-2014 school year, compared 68.4% citywide and 80% nationally.
The Summit will feature speakers with expertise from a wide variety of education and advocacy backgrounds, including Dr. Rudolph Crew, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, and current President of Medgar Evers College, Deputy Director Marco Davis from the White Center for Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt, a national leader in youth development and mentorship, and an afternoon panel moderated by Dr. Michael McAfee, VP for Programs at PolicyLink, focused on Community Schools as a key strategy for closing the achievement gap and increasing high school graduation rates.
Breakout workshops will explore various strategies for improving outcomes for youth, increasing family and parent engagement, increasing equity and access to educational opportunities, and critical elements of academic and socio-emotional development from cradle to career.
Participants include local and national educational leaders, elected officials, educators, business leaders, funders, and nonprofit executives. Join us for a day of learning, sharing best practices, and building action-based strategies on behalf of the students we serve.
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Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners:
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.
Dr. Rudolph Crew, President, Medgar Evers College
Marco Davis, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt, National Leader in Youth Development
Dr. Michael McAfee, Vice President for Programs, PolicyLink
Julia Baez, Director of Initiatives, Family League of Baltimore
Chris Caruso, Executive Director – Community Schools, New York City Department of Education
Jane Quinn, Vice President, Children’s Aid Society and Director at the National Center for Community Schools
Lydia Colón Bomani, Principal, Brooklyn Generation High School
Building Bridges for Education and Community Success
Both/And Not Either/Or Collective Impact and Community Schools
Strategies for Financing and Sustaining Community Schools
Chronic Absenteeism and How Community Schools Can Make a Difference
Early Education: Where Were They Before Kindergarten? The Importance of Early Learning Environments
Year Up: Preparing Young Adults for Successful Careers
Integrating Efforts: Understanding DOE Family and Community Engagement Division Priorities
Deepening School-Community Partnerships to Expand Learning and Boost Success
Neighborhood Literacy Intiative: South Jamaica Reads
Preparing Children for School Success through Parent Engagement at Home
ParentCorps Helping Your Children Succeed
Success and Lessons Learned of a Summer Literacy Program Using a Collective Impact Framework
Policy and Sustainability: A Promise Neighborhoods/Harlem Children’s Zone Workshop
Leveraging Volunteerism and Service to Measurably Impact Student Achievement
National Center Community Schools: Engaging Parents as Partners