Chicago, IL Community Summit


Metropolitan Chicago

Event Name

Education Summit 2016

Convening Organization

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Time & Location

November 3, 2016  |  UIC Forum  |  8:00AM – 3:00PM

Event Description

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago will again be convening a one-day Education Summit this fall – this year in collaboration with America’s Promise Alliance and their GradNation campaign. Capitalizing on our successful 2014 event, United Way will bring together approximately 400 leaders from across the corporate, non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors.  With the theme Leadership in Challenging Times: Coming Together for Our Students, the Summit will highlight initiatives which illustrate innovative leadership that is making a difference for youth, and changing their odds for high school graduation and beyond. Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be the keynote speaker, setting the stage for celebrating the success of many education efforts across the region, and the courage and commitment required to serve all of our students.

Event Details

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Local Sponsors:

  • Robert R McCormick Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • The Chicago Public Education Fund
  • ITW
  • Kellogg’s

Keynote Speaker:

  • Opening Session: Arne Duncan – Managing Partner, Emerson Collective & Former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Luncheon: Janice Jackson – Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Featured Session:

  • Authentic Youth Voices and Leadership in Communities and Schools 
  • Parent Peer Engagement and Leadership 
  • Increasing Student Engagement through Corporate Volunteer Mentors
  • STEM Skills and Workforce Pathways for Youth 
  • Using Collective Impact to Increase Equity and Improve Education 
  • Community Responses to Violence and Youth Trauma 
  • Improving Equitable Access to Educational Opportunities 
  • Using Data to Improve Educational Opportunities 
  • Neighborhood-Wide School Planning 
  • Teacher Leadership Development