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Young Involved Philadelphia Education Event 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Sponsored By:
Children’s Scholarship Fund
United Way
KIPP Philadelphia
The Kroc Center
The School Collective

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Become more engaged in education issues with YIP! Drinks and food will be served.

Interested in getting more engaged in the Philadelphia education system as a parent or community member? Have ideas for how we can foster educational innovation or collaboration? Frustrated by the current education system and want to be a part of an effort to reform the policy and political climate?

Come join YIP for a discussion on the City’s educational priorities. Ensure that your voice is heard in the conversation around reforming the system by registering in advance to participate in one of three break-out discussions.

6:00-6:30: Reception and Organizational Fair

6:30-7:00: Opening Presentations

7:00-8:15: Discussion groups

• Parent/Community Engagement. This conversation will focus on strategies for engaging parents and communities in improving their local schools.
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Here we will concentrate on strategies for fostering a supportive entrepreneurial climate in the City.
• Policy/Politics. Since Superintendent Ackerman’s departure, there has been a flurry of interest in the next superintendent and the direction of Philadelphia’s education system. This conversation will generate a set of priorities for the education system.

8:15-9:00: Share-Out and Reception

Speakers:
Evie McNiff, Children’s Scholarship Fund
Ami Patel, Mayor’s Office of Education
Mark Gleason, Philadelphia School Partnership
Chike Aguh, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Gobreski, Education Voters PA
Aly Goodner, The School Collective
Ryan Bowers, Frontline Solutions
Len Lipkin, Philly School Search

Partnering Organizations:
The School Collective
KIPP Philadelphia
Youth Commission
Education Voters PA
Philadelphia School Partnership
Philadelphia Academies
Young Friends of Philadelphia Youth Network
Young Friends of Youth Build
Defined Clarity
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth
STARS (Sports Teaching and Reaching Students)

Put on your thinking cap and come get more involved with education in our city.

Let us know your thoughts by contributing to our blog in advance:
http://www.younginvolvedphila.org/blog/

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