U.S. Department of Education Advisor to Discuss Building a College-Bound Culture in Chicago

Julie Ewart, (312) 730-1703, julie.ewart@ed.gov

Event Date 1: March 19, 2012 01:00 pm - 03:15 pm

Greg Darnieder, the U.S. Secretary of Education’s senior advisor on college access, will lead a conversation with state and local education leaders, community-based organization leaders, funders and other stakeholders about “Building a College-Bound Culture: Reaching Every Student,” in Chicago on March 19. The session, co-hosted by the Department, the Federation of Community Schools and Elev8 Chicago, will provide participants an opportunity to discuss how to leverage Chicago-area resources that aim to engage K-12th grade students in college-bound thinking, and how to help the area’s neediest students and parents believe that college can be their reality. Prior to his federal appointment, Darnieder established Chicago Public Schools’ department of postsecondary education and student development.

Event 1
Who :

Greg Darnieder, U.S. Secretary of Education’s senior advisor on college access
Darren Reisberg, Deputy Superintendent & General Counsel, Illinois State Board of Education
Andrea Saenz, Chief of Staff, Chicago Public Schools
Alvin Bisarya, Vice Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
Parents, students and representatives of local community-based organizations,
college access initiatives, foundations, businesses, colleges and universities

What :

Small group discussion on “Building a College-Bound Culture: Reaching Every Student”

When :

Monday, March 19, 1 – 3:00 p.m. CT, with media availability from 3 – 3:15 p.m.

Contact Julie Ewart, (312) 730-1703 or julie.ewart@ed.gov
Members of the media who plan to attend must RSVP to get security access to the building.

Where :

U.S. Department of Education, Region V Regional Training Facility
500 W. Madison (Citicorp Center)
Chicago, Ill.