On Friday, January 27th, from 10am-1pm, Kinvolved and South Bronx Rising Together (a joint Children’s Aid Society and Phipps initiative) are co-hosting the 2017 NYC Summit on Family Involvement to Elevate Attendance at Bronx Leadership Academy II High School.
With 200 already confirmed attendees, and a keynote by the NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, the event will bring together school-based teams, superintendents, Community and Renewal Schools community-based organization partners, and policy and research leaders focused on increasing attendance and family involvement throughout the NYCDOE.
Additional speakers include:
- Michael Alcoff, NYCDOE Renewal Schools Superintendent
- Michelle Kim, Policy Associate, Office of the Public Advocate
- Nicole Mader, Senior Research Fellow, Center for NYC Affairs
- Peter Bergman, Assistant Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Attendees will be able to:
- Share general best practices to elevate attendance and family involvement
- Engage with/learn about South Bronx Rising Together and Kinvolved
- Hear from leading local researchers and policy leaders Network over lunch with fellow leaders in these fields
Elevating attendance requires commitment, collaboration, and tailored approaches to the particular strengths and challenges of each school or community. With this event, we hope to increase awareness about the important role that school attendance plays in attaining academic success, and create family involvement strategies together as a community.
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