21st Annual Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education
Posted by Gesu School on October 23, 2018
Gesu School’s 21st Annual Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education is November 2, 2018.
Gesu School’s 2018 Symposium, Everyday Heroes: Unveiling the Power of Educators, will energize, inspire, and move you. Join us to hear the heartfelt story of how Steve Pemberton, an orphan boy, defied seemingly impossible odds, navigating a foster care system and trying to solve the mystery of his own identity and destiny. Learn how Steve overcame his circumstances, harnessed the impact of education and literacy, and found the invaluable everyday heroes in his life. For Pemberton, “everyday heroes” demonstrate humility, strength, courage, and perseverance in the face of adversity. They teach us life lessons. Inspiring educators are everyday heroes who impact children’s lives and futures. Steve Pemberton will encourage all of us to continue to be the best leaders, mentors, and people that we can be.
Join us for this inspiring afternoon about the power of educators with Steve Pemberton, acclaimed speaker and author of A Chance in the World, now a major motion picture.
Tickets are free. Registration is required. For details: https://www.gesuschool.org/2018symposium
RSVP by October 26, 2018.
Best-Selling Author, Philanthropist, Acclaimed Speaker, and Senior-Level Executive for Monster.com, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Globoforce
Steve Pemberton’s book, A Chance in the World, will be available for purchase at the event.
Rev. Stephen D. Thorne
Pastor of Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Chaplain and Adjunct Faculty Member at Neumann University, Board Member at Gesu School
When and Where:
Friday, November 2, 2018
12pm – 1pm Networking & Light Refreshments
1pm – 3pm Symposium
Gesu School Sherrerd Gymnasium
1700 West Thompson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Contact Sarah Stirzel Cuzzolina, Director of Annual Giving, at 215-763-9077 or Sarah.Cuzzolina@gesuschool.org
Always seeking to improve education for America’s inner-city children, Gesu School launched our Annual Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education in 1997 to bring together funders, stakeholders, policymakers, and educators to tackle the tough issues in inner-city education today. From our first moderator, the late Tim Russert, to outstanding panelists like Stedman Graham, Joe Klein, and Paul Tough, the annual gathering brings together leading thinkers to stimulate productive conversation and energize us for our work in the field.
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