Mission Forward: The Power of Community Building
Mission Forward is a series of candid and thought-provoking conversations with some of the nation’s most intriguing social changemakers. Hosted by C.Fox Communications in partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Mission Forward events spotlight individuals who have taken calculated risks to drive their missions forward, and the philanthropist, partner, or investor who helped bring their idea to life.
Each conversation is moderated by Carrie Fox and designed to be practical, engaging and, at times, emotional— examining deeply what it takes to make social change happen, even in some of the most trying circumstances.
Join us on Tuesday, November 15 in Washington, D.C. for a very special event in our 2016 series, an intimate and thought provoking conversation with Bill Milliken, one of the nation’s foremost pioneers in the movement to give young people the help they need to graduate from high school and go on to rewarding lives. We’ll explore how he founded and scaled the Communities in Schools model, why he’s launched a new kind of venture designed to spread his knowledge to others, and some key life lessons he’s learned along the way.
Bill Milliken has spent more than five decades working with at-risk kids, and he says those years have taught him a powerful fact that too few recognize. “We don’t have a youth problem in this country,” he says. “We have an adult problem.” Join us for this very special conversation with one of the nation’s leading pioneers in social change as we break down Bill’s latest big idea, and how his way of thinking can benefit us all.
Lunch will be served.
Registration is required in advance of the event. Please come with a valid photo ID on the day of the event. This event is for adults ages 18 and older.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is located at 1255 Twenty-Third Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037. If travelling by metro, take the red line to the Dupont Circle Metro Station and use the south exit. Walk south on 19th street, take a right on to N Street, walk four blocks, and turn left on to 23rd street.
Garage parking is available at 1223 24th St NW or 1221 22nd St NW.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any questions leading up to the event, please contact Sarah Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-585-5034 x119
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No. Tickets are not transferable.