Join us on Thursday, January 12th for the Philadelphia Education Fund's Education First Compact.
Topic: It Takes a Village: Families and Communities as Equal Partners
Schools are often the heart of communities. It's no surprise then that Philadelphia's families have been fighting to preserve and improve educational options for children for decades. Meanwhile, hundreds of community partners have found ways to support students through schools, and schools have been working to embrace this support. With community and family engagement more important than ever, Friends-of groups and School Advisory Councils (SACs) have taken on an increased role - engaging parents, coordinating communities, and collaborating with school leadership to make key decisions.
At January's Compact, we'll learn about some of the key efforts to engage families and communities. The School District's Family and Community Engagement Office (FACE) is undergoing structural change to broaden its outreach, and new policies have been put in place to increase access to, and decision making by families. We'll also hear from long-time education advocates working to build these pathways to inform and empower families and passionate community members.
Come to learn and share your thoughts and questions.
Jenna Monley, Executive Director, Office of Family and Community Engagement, School District of Philadelphia
Jeff Hornstein, Chair, Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition Education Committee (convener of Friends Of Neighborhood Education)
Sylvia Simms, Founder/President "PARENT POWER" What Will You Do With Yours?
United Way Building, Lobby
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
* 7:45-8:00am Networking and Breakfast Reception
* 8:00-9:30am Program
* 9:30-10:00am Q&A
RSVP is strongly encouraged as space may be limited.
The Education First Compact is a monthly policy speaker series hosted by the Philadelphia Education Fund focusing on important education policy issues in the city of Philadelphia. It features presentations by major education stakeholders with the opportunity for member participation, advocacy, and discussion.
The Compact meetings are a forum for informing a wide range of stakeholders, launching collective impact efforts, receiving feedback, and engaging in constructive dialogue. The Education First Compact is the most significant and collaborative forum of its kind addressing education issues in our city.
Leaders from every facet of education participate in the Education First Compact: the School District of Philadelphia, the Mayor’s Office of Education, non-profit organizations, policy makers, education advocates, community members, teachers, researchers, businesses and corporations, funders, universities, and more.
Join us at Education First Compact in February!
February 2: What the Every Student Succeeds Act Means for Philadelphia
Pedro Rivera, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Beth Olanoff, Policy Director, Pennslyania Department of Education