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The Promise of Community Schools in NYC

March 17, 2015

Time:12:00 am

This session is presented by the New York City Youth Funders, Philanthropy New York, and the Donors’ Education Collaborative and is designed for all interested funders.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

SESSION DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for funders, educators, and government officials to explore critical issues around New York City’s scaling of community schools as a strategy for school improvement and community development.  The discussion will center on:  the cross-sector promise of community schools in supporting communities, the vision and principles that drive community school practice, and the role of philanthropy as a positive, catalytic force to support innovation and incubation and achieve results.

  • Toward that end, we have invited leaders from city government, school and community educators and practitioners, and local and national philanthropists to address the following:
  • The promise of partnerships:  the why, how, and what of Community Schools
  • Intersections with education, youth development, housing, and health
  • Restoring community voice through Community Schools
  • The practice of Community Schools – what does “transformation” look like?
  • The role of philanthropy in the Community School Strategy – providing support, partnership, and serving as a positive catalytic force?

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS and PANELISTS: (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Vicki Antonini, Principal, Sunset Park High School
  • Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President, Economic Opportunity & Assets, Ford Foundation
  • Julie Stein Brockway, Co-Director, Center for Family Life
  • Richard Buery, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives
  • Chris Caruso, Executive Director, Office of Community Schools,  NYC Department of Education
  • Jack Doyle, Executive Director, New Settlement Houses
  • Megan Hester, Principal Associate, NYC Organizing, Annenberg Foundation
  • Pedro Noguera, Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Development at New York University, and Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at New York University
  • Naomi Post, Head of Community Based Programmes, Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Jane Quinn, Vice President for Community Schools and Director, National Center for Community Schools, Children’s Aid Society
  • Sanjiv Rao, Program Officer, Educational Opportunity & Scholarship, Ford Foundation
  • Adeline Ray, Director of Community Schools, Chicago Public Schools
  • Sara Sneed, Director of Education Investments, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Yvonne Stennett, Executive Director, Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)

(Additional panelists have been invited)

Please RSVP to by Friday, March 13, 2015


March 17, 2015
12:00 am