Partnerships of Promise: Local & National Working Together
10:25 am on Thursday, November 20, 2014
Omni New Haven Hotel — Church
Morley Winograd, President, Redeeming America’s Promise
Judith Griffin, President, Pathways to College
Nick Mathern, Associate Vice President of Policy & Partnership Development, Gateway to College
Tamara Smith, Managing Director of Alumni Affairs, Teach For America Connecticut
Well-established Promise programs — in places like Pittsburgh, Denver, New Haven, Syracuse and Kalamazoo — are serving to motivate, incentivize and fund more than 250,000 students in their pursuit of a college degree. Hartford and Richmond, Calif., will begin Promise programs very soon. Our collective impact could reach well over 1.5 million students if other cities which have been exploring the model develop similar programming. That includes cities like Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia and Providence. What national alliances should the network explore to increase our strategic advantage for this important work?