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Education Action Summit

Disrupting Poverty: Initiating Collective Impact in Education

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The Education Action Summit, Disrupting Poverty: Initiating Collective Impact in Education, will take place Thursday, April 28, 2016 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 community partners will explore the use of collective impact strategies to address how education can disrupt poverty in communities across North Carolina.

Nationally-renowned scholar Dr. Jonathan Kozol will present the keynote address, followed by the morning session with national educational leader Robert Albright, who will present the framework for collective impact. A moderated panel of community change agents will then discuss their work with collective impact initiatives. The afternoon breakout session will give attendees the opportunity to network and brainstorm collective impact initiatives with community, education, business and government leaders.

Panel Discussion


Moderator: Leoneda Inge, reporter, WUNC

Dr. Sharee Fowler, director, The Forsyth Promise

Robin Rennells, executive director, YOUTHRIVE

Dr. Jose Picart, executive director, The Raleigh Promise

David Reese, president/CEO, East Durham Children’s Initiative