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Senior U.S. Department of Education Officials to Hold Roundtable Discussion in Chicago on Family and Community Engagement in Education


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Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: August 15, 2013 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Education and the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a roundtable discussion, "Together for Tomorrow: A Discussion on Family and Community Engagement in Education," on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead the discussion.

Together for Tomorrow (TFT) is a national initiative to spotlight and foster partnerships among schools, families, national service programs and community-based organizations in order to propel improvement of our lowest-performing schools.

This community discussion will be an opportunity to learn about TFT, to share promising practices and partnership examples and to provide feedback to shape the Department's community and family engagement efforts. The discussion will spotlight the Chicago Summer of Learning, a citywide effort to engage young people in hands-on learning.


Event 1
Who :

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education
Michael Robbins, senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education
Beth Swanson, deputy mayor for education, city of Chicago

What : Roundtable discussion on Together for Tomorrow
When : 1-2:30 p.m. CT, Thursday, Aug.15, 2013
Where :

Millennium Park Room, Fifth Floor
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, Ill.

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