Event Details

Innovation & Collaboration: School and Nonprofit Partnerships to Improve Post-Secondary Readiness

In recent years, schools and nonprofits have been experimenting with new solutions to persistent problems, such as the millions of young people for whom a high school diploma is not a gateway to further schooling or meaningful work. With graduation rates on the rise, high schools are looking to post-secondary readiness as a new way of measuring success. Some of the most forward-thinking schools are also turning to community partners for innovative, evidence-based approaches to preparing students for economic success in adulthood. But how can we ensure that these partnerships are operating effectively for our students?

Join Urban Alliance and Results for America for a conversation on innovation in both school-level partnerships and youth-focused programming, as nonprofit and research leaders share challenges and best practices in helping students achieve post-high school success.

Featured speakers and panelists include:

  • John B. King Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of Education and President and CEO of The Education Trust

  • Eshauna Smith, CEO of Urban Alliance

  • Lisa Dughi, Chief Operating Officer of NAF

  • Jennifer Brown Lerner, Assistant Director for Policy & Partnerships at the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development at the Aspen Institute

The panel will be moderated by Sara Kerr, Vice President for Education Policy Implementation at Results for America.

Space is limited. RSVP now to reserve your seat. The event will also be livestreamed on Urban Alliance's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanAlliance/.

Breakfast, coffee, and tea will be served prior to the event. Registration opens at 8:15 AM.