The 2018 Interdisciplinary Summit, Strengthening Families, Communities and the Schools That Serve Them: An Interdisciplinary Summit, will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the NC State University Club, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The summit will focus closely on families and community resources to support and connect families to schools.
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will be a featured speaker.
Note that registration starts at 8 a.m. and the program at 8:30 a.m.
Panelists and Sessions
This interdisciplinary summit will feature nearly 20 distinguished participants, including keynote speaker N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein. Others will serve as panelists or moderators. A few of them:
- William Cobey, Chair of North Carolina State Board of Education
- Jessica Holmes, Chair of Wake County Board of Commissions
- Christine Kushner, Wake County School Board Member
- Dr. Gene R. Nichol, UNC School of Law
- Dr. Terrence Ruth, Former Executive Director of the North Carolina NAACP
Our speakers and panelists will speak broadly about ways we can leverage resources to support families and schools and to strengthen our community. Sessions will include:
- North Carolina’s Greatest Challenge: The Impact of Poverty on Families, Communities and Schools
- Critical Discussion on Fatherhood and Male Engagement
- disAbilities: Building Strength through Inclusion
- Understanding Substance Use Disorders Among Students and Their Families
- Strengthening Our Society Through Our Schools: A Collective Impact Vision
Watch the Keynote Address and Featured Panel Discussions Live
Location of Interdisciplinary Summit
NC State University Club
The 2018 Interdisciplinary Action Summit will be held at the NC State University Club.
Please be aware that highway construction in southeast Raleigh on I-40 to U.S. 1 in Cary may contribute to traffic delays as you travel to and from our event. Check on congestion so you can “Know Before You Go."
Previous Action Summits
2017: Taking Collective Action
The College of Education and Wake Partnership for Postsecondary Success explored the use of collective impact action strategies to address how communities can engage, create, and commit to a plan to support and serve area Wake County youth in their quest for postsecondary and career success.