Several of you have graciously written and expressed your interest and support in improving Philadelphia Public Schools. But many of us also aren’t sure what role we (as individuals) or our businesses can play in shaping the new future. The event on October 24th (invite below) will be an interesting one where some key people in the city will talk about various forms of collaboration needed, both small- and large-scale, to create the schools our kids need and deserve. From this dialogue, we all may be in a more informed position to know where we can best contribute.
I will be at this event and invite you to come as well. Come, get involved! Believe me, YOU are the voice our Philly kids are relying on. YOU matter. Register and please invite others. …Be the change!
Will you join me?
Join Need in Deed for a conversation about harnessing the power of partnerships to benefit public education. There will be two parts to this event – one a “micro” look at partnerships and collaboration, and the other a more “macro” exploration of this theme.
- We’ll first look at how partnerships between Need in Deed constituents – teachers, students, community organizations and corporate partners – work in the classroom. Teacher Leslie Greenberg and her former student, Scott Clarke, will join Conestoga Bank’s Nan Kelly and PAWS Executive Director Melissa Levy in reflecting on how the partnerships fostered by NID led to transformative experiences, inside the classroom and out.
- Next we will welcome a new set of panelists to talk about how this type of transformation could happen on a much larger scale in order to create the public education system we want to provide for children in Philadelphia. Carol Domb, principal of Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP), and former prinicipal of McCall Elementary School, will join Stacy Holland, Chief of Strategic Partnerships for the School District of Philadelphia (SDP), and Brian Sims, Pennsylvania State Representative, 182nd District, to talk about the policy, strategy and vision needed to create transformative partnerships at this level.
Both discussions and a Q&A session will be moderated by Need In Deed Executive Director Kimberly Kirn.
The first panel starts at 5 PM, but feel free to arrive as early as 4:30 to mingle and enjoy light refreshments