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Summer Learning – Part II

September 14, 2017

Time:3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Summer Learning Forum

New York City Youth Funders, Philanthropy New York, Altman Foundation, the New York Life Foundation, and The Pinkerton Foundation invite you to join us for a two-part series: a site visit to a model Summer Learning and a forum featuring local and national speakers.

Part One: Site Visit at PS 48
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Where: event will begin at a central Manhattan location

Part Two: Forum
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway @ 43rd Street, 7th floor

Research has demonstrated that summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of the academic achievement gap between low-income students and their higher income peers, and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Research also shows that high-quality summer learning programs can prevent summer learning loss and even accelerate learning for many students. At this forum, the following speakers will chart the progress NYC has made in summer learning, examine the latest research on best practices, and explore improving and expanding summer learning opportunities for NYC children and youth:

  • Matthew Boulay: Founder, National Summer Learning Association
  • Sheila Brillson: National Director of Programs, Summer Advantage USA
  • Danielle Pulliam: Program Officer, The Pinkerton Foundation (moderator)
  • Ann Stone: Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, The Wallace Foundation
  • Saskia Traill: Senior Vice President of Policy and Research, ExpandED Schools
  • Dennis Walcott: President and CEO of Queens Library
  • Phil Weinberg: Deputy Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
  • Denice Williams: Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

Topics will include:

  • Why summer learning is crucial to closing achievement and opportunity gaps;
  • How summer learning can be best structured to meet student needs;
  • What sorts of publicly and privately funded programs are currently available in NYC
  • through CBO’s, libraries, and schools; and
  • What possibilities and challenges lie ahead to ensure high-quality summer learning opportunities for all NYC children and youth.

Please RSVP to by Monday, September 11, 2017.

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September 14, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


NYC Youth Funders


Philanthropy New York
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States
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