Fresno, CA Community Summit


Fresno County, California

Event Name

GradNation Fresno Summit 2015

Event Description

Fresno County, in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and AT&T, will host the GradNation Fresno Summit on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the California State University, Fresno University Dining Hall, East Wing. The purpose of the summit is to bring together business owners, educators, government, civic organizations, nonprofits, higher education, philanthrophy, the faith community, child advocates, students, and parents to develop workable solutions and an action plan, in alignment with local initiatives, to increase the number of students who graduate from high school. 

In alignment with the community dialogue that occurred with the 2009 America's Promise Drop Out Prevention Summit, the recommendations made by the 2012 FUSD Graduation Task Force, current TCM work plans, the Fresno STRIVE Road Map to Success, the Community Solution Action Plan for the Campaign for GLR (to be drafted Fall 2015), and the plans to apply for the All American City Award of 2016, the 2015 GradNation Summit will engage the commitment of community stakeholders to address graduation improvement and create an action plan for ensured success.

This is a free event with breakfast and parking included. Register here!

Event Date and Time

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
8:00am – 10:30am

Event Location

California State University, Fresno
University Dining Hall, East Wing

Convening Organization

Fresno County Office of Education

Additional Details

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners:  Fresno County Office of Education; C2C Partnership (formerly Fresno STRIVE); The Children's Movement; Every Neighborhood Partnership; First 5 Fresno; Fresno EOC; Fresno Housing Authority; Fresno Unified School District; Granville Homes; Mayor's Office; Parent Institute for Quality Education; United Way Fresno County; Youth Leadership Organization; California State University Fresno; District Attorney's Office; FUSD Community Graduation Task Force; Reading and Beyond; Fresno County Department of Public Health

Keynote Speaker(s): 

Sponsor Comments: Julie Tone, Director, AT&T

Emcee: Brittany Moore, Manager, America's Promise Alliance

Keynote Panel: 

  • Effective Education: Jim A. Yovino, Superintendent of Fresno County Schools
  • Caring Adults: Jennifer Smith, Fresno County District Attorney
  • A Healthy Start: Emilia Reyes, Executive Director of First 5 Fresno County
  • Safe Places: Chief Jerry Dyer, Fresno Police Department
  • Opportunities to Help Others: Ashley Swearingen, Mayor of Fresno

Register now!