The 2017 Action Summit, Taking Collective Action: Preparing Wake County Youth for Post-Secondary Success, took place Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Talley Student Union on NC State University’s campus. Collective impact provides a compelling model of social action for deep and systemic change.
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.
Lightning talks kick-started morning conversations, which led attendees into further conversations during their breakout session. These opportunities to network and brainstorm collective action initiatives with community, education, business, and government leaders informed the strategies to create a framework of community change and impact.
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Action Summit creates strategies to prepare youth for postsecondary success
“Poverty remains the single greatest challenge facing education,” said Mary Ann Danowitz, dean of the NC State College of Education. The Action Summit, she said, was a way to “unify and intensify efforts to bring change,” helping to lift many students out of poverty through postsecondary success.
8:30-8:55 a.m. | Registration
9-9:20 a.m. | Purpose/Welcome
9:20-9:40 a.m. | Lightning Talks
9:40-10:05 a.m. | Collective Action Framework
10:05-10:20 a.m. | Potential Action Items Format
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Breakout Action Teams Sessions
12:30-1 p.m. | Lunch
1-1:45 p.m. | Report Out
1:45-2 p.m. | Closing Remarks/Next Steps