Register for 2017 PHENND Conference: Immigration
Register to attend the 2017 PHENND Conference
The theme this year will be “Immigration,” and will take place at Cabrini University in Radnor, PA on Friday, February 24th.
All plenary sessions will take place in Grace Hall. You can park anywhere on campus.
The PHENND Conference is an annual gathering for practitioners of campus-community partnership. The day features a keynote speaker, concurrent workshops and a plenary panel of regional leaders.
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Teresita (Tere) Wisell. Ms. Wisell serves as Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Education (WDCE) for SUNY West Chester. The Division houses programs and services that support workforce development and lifelong learning for the diverse population of the college’s service area. Programs include ESL, public workforce training programs, employee training and training-related services to employers, leisure and enrichment courses and other programs supporting student success and community and business engagement. In addition, the Division oversees the college’s extension locations offering credit and non-credit courses throughout the county.
Ms. Wisell also serves as Executive Director of the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE), a national network of community colleges and other organizations committed to expanding programs for immigrants and leveraging the role that community colleges play in successful immigrant integration. In 2014, the White House recognized Ms. Wisell as a Champion of Change for her contributions to workplace citizenship programs. She is a National Community College Hispanic Council fellow and a SUNY Chancellor’s award recipient. Ms. Wisell serves on the Board of the National Council for Workforce Education and on the National Advisory Board of the National Skills Coalition for Skills Equity. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and an MBA in Marketing.
Opening Plenary Panel
“State of the Region Regarding Immigration: The New Political Context” featuring:
- Patience Lehrman, Special Assistant to the Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Community Affairs, College of Education, Temple University (moderator)
- Oni Richards-Waritay, Executive Director, African Family Health Organization
- Nina Ahmad, Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement, City of Philadelphia
- Maria Sotomayor, Organizer and Civic Engagement Coordinator, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
- Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Director of Upskilling Policy, National Skills Coalition
• DACA – The New Political Environment: Potential Issues
• From Darkness to Light: Equipping Undocumented Students and Staff for Higher Ed
• Building Bridges of Learning: A Service-Learning partnership between Puentes de Salud and St. Joseph’s University
• Domestic Violence in Asian Immigrant and Refugee Communities
• Making One’s home in Philadelphia as Sudanese, Muslim and American
• Striving for Mutuality: Re-Imagining Community/University Service Learning Experiences
• Southeast by Southeast: Building Behavioral Health through Arts, Coalitions, and Wellness
• Free Tax Return Preparation for Unauthorized Immigrants as a Gateway to Asset Building
• Undocumented Immigrant Healthcare Access in Philadelphia
• The Global Nextdoor: Migration Studies at Haverford College
• Adult Education and Employment: An Integrated Model
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