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U.S. Department of Education Senior Official to Visit Bay Area, Hold Youth Forum and Meet with AmeriCorps Volunteers


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


Event Date 1: October 19, 2010 - October 20, 2010

Alberto Retana, director of community outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will visit Oakland, Ca. from Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 19-20. On Tuesday, Retana will hold a Youth Listening Tour Event with 70-80 youth, grades 6-12, from various Oakland-area youth groups. On Wednesday, Retana will attend the AmeriCorps volunteer swearing-in ceremony, reception and engagement training session before joining a college completion door knocking campaign event with various local groups including All Safe Passages, Elev8 Family Advocates, Atlantic Philanthropies, COST team members and local families and students.

Retana's visit to the Bay area is part of a National Youth Listening Tour that engages students and the public to solicit feedback that will inform federal policies on turnaround strategies for low-performing schools, enhance family engagement to support student achievement, improve graduation rates and promote efforts to meet the President's national goal of once again leading the world in college completion by 2020.


Event 1
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Youth Listening Tour Event
When : 5:30-7:30 p.m. PDT
Where : Mills College
Lisser Theater
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA
Event 2
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : AmeriCorps Volunteers Swearing-in Ceremony
When : 10:45 – 11:30 p.m. PDT
Where : 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA
Event 3
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Family and Community Engagement Training
When : 2-5 p.m. PDT
Where : United for Success Academy
2101 35th Ave.
Oakland, CA
Event 4
Who : Alberto Retana, U.S. Department of Education's director of community outreach
What : Door Knocking Campaign – 2020 College Graduation Goals
When : 6-8 p.m. PDT
Where : Elev8 Oakland neighborhoods
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