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Senior Officials to Travel to Orlando to Lead Discussions on Importance of Family and Community Engagement in Education


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Event Date 1: May 09, 2013 07:00 pm - May 09, 2013 09:00 pm
Event Date 2: May 10, 2013 10:00 am - May 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships, will lead two community discussions on the importance of family and community engagement in education on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in Orlando, Fla. The discussions are part of the “Together for Tomorrow” national initiative to spotlight and foster partnerships among schools, families, national service programs and community-based organizations in order to propel improvement and raise student achievement in our lowest-performing schools.

Girton-Mitchell and Robbins will discuss the Together for Tomorrow initiative and open up the forum for participants to share promising practices, examples of school-family partnerships, and feedback that can be beneficial in shaping the U.S. Department of Education’s family engagement efforts.


Event 1
Who :

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership, U.S. Department of Education
Michael Robbins, senior advisor, Nonprofit Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education

What :

Together for Tomorrow: Discussion on Family and Community Engagement in Education

When :

7 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 9, 2013

Where :

Evans High School
Performing Arts Center
4949 Silver Star Rd.
Orlando, Fla.

Event 2
Who :

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director, Center for Faith- based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Michael Robbins, senior advisor, Nonprofit Partnerships

What :

Together for Tomorrow: Discussion on Family and Community Engagement in Education

When :

10 a.m. ET, Friday, May 10, 2013

Where :

Orlando City Hall
9th floor, Overlook Room
400 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, Fla.

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