I just learned about a wonderful event here in Philly this weekend, the 1st Annual Philadelphia Education Conference. It is a day of conversations and panel discussions with the ultimate goal of hashing out some tangible steps toward positive reform of education here in Philadelphia.
While some of you may be aware that Education Nation, an NBC media event is also starting this weekend, I urge you to attend the Philadelphia Education Conference, which I'm sure will be a much more localized, grassroots and meaningful conversation.
Some of the listed attendees are:
Jim Stephens - Founder of Elite Rescue, Recovery, and Rebuilding
Greg Trainor - Philadelphia Community Corps, United Philly
Alex McNeil and Project EDU Temple University-City Year
Howard Jean - Director of Education at Cheyney University, Founder of the national programs Call Me M.I.S.T.E.R and S.E.I.L. (Success through Education, Inspiration, and Leadership)
Gina Renzi - University of Pennsylvania Director of The Rotunda, After School Programs
Bunmi Samuel - Freedom Schools, Director of Education of Friends Neighborhood Guild, Community Leader for Health and Nutrition at -EPIC, Board Member of Temple University's Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities
James Elam - Professor, Mentor, Founder of Pride Academy After School Program - a three tiered program consisting of education, arts, and athletics
Chuck Treece - several after school programs and youth Skating initiatives, Pew Fellowsip for the Arts Recipient, NARAS Board
Isaiah Thomas - Associate Dean of Students, Athletic Director, and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School. Candidate for Philadelphia City Council at Large
Tony Payton - State Representative
Tony Alvarez - Mariani Bracetti Academy Charter School - Dir. of School and Community Development
Tiffany Bacon - Connect to Protect Health Collective; Public Health Management Corp, PRAISE 103.9, 100.3 THE BEAT, 107.9 WRNB
Tiffany Thompson - Youth Health Empowerment Program (Y-HEP)
Russell Hicks - 100 Black Men of Philadelphia, E3 Centers
Richard DeJesus - Richard and Friends of the Community
Jeff Murray - YouthStarz
John Price - University of Pennsylvania Policy and Procuedure Department - OST Programs
Jonathan Centeno - ASPIRA, EPIC Kensington
Monica Montgomery - Arete Magazine
Celandra Rice Prince - Elements of Inspiration Radio Show, 1460 AM
Mark Savage, Jr. - Spoken Word Artist, Bright Lights Foundation, 528 Crescendo Productions
Ann Guise - Bright Lights Foundation
Ryshon Jones - Spoken Word Artist
Jamilla Harris, Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM)
Darryl Clark - Help Educate Leaders for the Present (H.E.L.P.)
Alison Lin - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Connect to Protect Initiative
Thomas Butler - Project Grad ( Philly Chapter)
When: Sunday, June 5th from 10am to 4pm. Doors open at 9am
Where: Room 200 at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center
1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Tickets are only $10.
You can purchase tickets through TicketLeap here.