K-16 Fall Speaker: Andi Perez, Youth United for Change

Posted by on September 23, 2013

K-16 Partnership Network Fall Speaker: Andi Perez, Youth United for Change

Tuesday, October 22, 3:00-5:00 PM

Location: Philadelphia Youth Network, 714 Market Street, Suite 304 (Note: New Location)

Building on our commitment to Community Schools, Youth United for Change Executive Director Andi Perez, will talk about the benefits and promise of Community Schools from the perspectives of students, parents, and community members.  More details to follow.

This talk builds on last year’s speaker, Coalition for Community Schools Executive Director Marty Blank.  A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone – all day, every day, evenings and weekends.

Immediately following the talk, we will have an informal reception for our new school-based AmeriCorps*VISTA members, their principals, and their key community partners.  All are welcome to participate.   You can read more about our VISTAs in the latest K-16 Partnerships Newsletter here: http://updates.phennd.org/2013/09/17/

There is no cost to attend the talk or reception.  Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGNKOWNwc1lka1BYZzZFQXNWNk5wVVE6MA#gid=0

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