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Friday, April 11, 2014

Policy and Advocacy: 2014 Priorities and Strategy
Mala B. Thakur, National Youth Employment Coalition
Don Spangler, Philadelphia Youth Network
James Huettig, National Youth Employment Coalition

Partnering for Postsecondary Access and Success
Susan Curnan, Center for Youth and Communities, Brandeis University
Alan Melchior, Center for Youth and Communities, Brandeis University

Organizing Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth
Margie de Ruyter, San Diego Workforce Partnership
Kathy Hamilton, Boston Private Industry Council
"Connecting Boston's Youth and Young Adults: education, employment, community: Recommendations for Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Transition"

Working with Parents and Caregivers to Support Youth Development
Kevin Hickey, Jewish Vocational Service
Manuel Siliezar, Jewish Vocational Service

Engaging Students Through Social Media
Janelle Quick, GOAL Academy

"Gatekeeper Credentials" The Changing Landscape for High School Equivalency: Exploring the Implications for Access and Equity for Youth
Sophia Morel, CASES
Kisha Bird, CLASP/Campaign for Youth

Citywide Policy Development for Collective Impact to Improve the Lives of Transitional Age Youth
Glenn Eagleson, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families
"Policy Priorities for Transitional Age Youth: Vision & Goals 2014-2016"

Voices for Youth: An Approach to Leadership Development and Engagement
Lori Strumpf, Strumpf Associates
Rosa Penaloza, Youth Opportunity Centers in Moreno Valley and Indio
Shaquoya Battey, Moreno Valley Youth Opportunity Center
Jeanette Guevara, Hemet Youth Opportunity Center
Ashley Montes, Rubidoux Youth Opportunity Center
Benjiman Robbins, Hemet Youth Opportunity Center
Kyrei Scott, Moreno Valley Youth Opportunity Center

Advancing Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Youth Transition Outcomes
Mindy Larson, Institute for Educational Leadership

NYEC Postsecondary Success Initiative Pilot Evaluation: Building and Expanding Postsecondary Transition Programs
Yelena Nemoy, National Youth Employment Coalition
Alan Melchior, Center for Youth and Communities, Brandeis University
"Creating New Pathways to Postsecondary: Evaluation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Postsecondary Success (PSS) Initiative" Executive Summary

Reengagement Centers and Programs: From Network to Movement
Andrew Moore, National League of Cities
Reengagement Status Worksheet
Promising Practice Checklist: Reengagement Centers/Programs
NLC Municipal Action Guide: Reconnecting Youth through Dropout Reengagement Centers

Leveraging Resources that Improve Outcomes for Homeless and Out of School Youth
Melinda Giovengo, YouthCare

Authentic Youth Engagement for Developing Informed and Responsive Policy and Practice
Glenn Eagleson, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Employing, Educating, and Supporting Youth - In Summer and Year Round
Susan Lanspery, Center for Youth and Communities, Brandeis University
Sharlet Barnett, Arizona Call-A-Teen, Youth Resources, Inc.

Transformative Student Engagement: A Blended Learning Model
Cheryl Anderson, GOAL Academy
Jill Toussaint, GOAL Academy

Opportunity Youth Road to College - Using Non Cognitive Benchmarks to Lead to Success
Mark Culliton, College Bound Dorchester

Promising Practices and PEPNet: How Can We Use Them in Our Organizations?
Tad Asbury, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities
Camilla Rothenberg, National Youth Employment Coalition
PEPNet Handout: PEPNet Evolution and Using PEPNet

Partnerships and Possibilities with NYEC
Mala Thakur, National Youth Employment Coalition

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