University of Pennsylvania

No Longer Just A Dream: Making College a Reality for Foster Youth

Posted on June 11, 2018

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Levy Conference Center
3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018
8:30am-12:30pm

Continental breakfast will be served.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00am.

PROGRAM

Welcoming Remarks
Debra Schilling Wolfe
Executive Director
Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania

Creating a College-Going Culture
Marissa Meyers
Special Projects Manager
Public Health Management Corporation

Challenges and Solutions in Access to and Success in Higher Education

Moderator:
Sandie Beren
Quality Assurance Administrator
Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Panelists:

Agnes Butler
Foster Parent

Mario Marino
Alumnus, Cabrini University

Seth Morones
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow
Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania

John Perry
Student, Temple University

Frank Tennant, Jr.
Case Manager, Turning Points for Children

Laws and Policies Governing Post-Secondary Education in Child Welfare

Jennifer Pokempner
Director of Child Welfare Policy
Juvenile Law Center

Nadia Mozaffar
Staff Attorney
Juvenile Law Center

Navigating Funding: Financing College for Foster Youth

William Lindsey
Pennsylvania School Services Manager
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)

Campus Support Programs for Foster Youth

Moderator:
Sarah Wasch
Program Manager
Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:

Stephanie Ives
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Temple University

Christine Lysionek
Vice President for Student Life
Cabrini University

Tori Nuccio
Associate Director of Financial Aid
West Chester University

David Thomas
Dean, Division of Access and Community Engagement
Community College of Philadelphia

Helping Youth Step Up to College
Sara L. Woods
Executive Director
Philadelphia Futures

RSVP: https://fieldcenteratpenn.org/event/no_longer_just_a_dream/


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