Milwaukee, WI Community Summit


Milwaukee, WI

Event Name

Schools and Communities Connected Education Summit

Convening Organization 

Center for Youth Engagement

Date & Time

Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm


Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W. Kilbourn Ave.

Event Description

The Schools and Communities Connected Education Summit is designed to connect educators, youth workers, community members and students to learn how we can better coordinated in school and out of school opportunities to ensure higher graduation rates and student performance. 

The Summit will include sessions facilitated by community members and academic leaders covering how after school programs, post-secondary opportunities, technology, creative arts, social emotional health and caring adults impact student success towards better graduation rates.

All presentations will include an interactive format using hands-on and/or group learning activities. Each 75-minute workshop will include information and or resources for the participants to keep.


Event Details

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners

  • Beyond the Bell
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • City Year Milwaukee
  • Derute Consulting
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Pro Trade
  • Public Allies Milwaukee
  • Running Rebels Community Organization
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 
  • Urban Underground
  • We Grow Greens

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Drame
Dr. Elizabeth Drame is a professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She directs the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program and is Department Chair. Dr. Drame's research centers on fostering positive educational outcomes for students with disabilities in inclusive schools, and social justice and equity issues in special education locally, regionally and internationally with a focus on the African Diaspora.

Featured Sessions:

  • After School and Post-Secondary Opportunities 
  • Mentorship and Parental Involvement
  • Youth Voice and Social Emotional Health
  • Technology and Creative Expression