Community Schools Fundamentals Conference 2019
October 16 - 18 2019

The National Center for Community Schools at Children’s Aid presents the Community Schools Fundamentals Conference, a seminar designed specifically for those new or relatively new to community schools. At the Fundamentals Conference, we'll share our lessons learned from over 25 years of implementation in New York City and nationwide capacity building. In addition to the option of attending a study visit to a Children’s Aid community school, participants will learn about the foundations and the “nuts and bolts” of the strategy,

Join us in New York City in October for this exciting opportunity to deepen your understanding of community schools and network with other school and community leaders from across the country!

DRAFT AGENDA
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Welcome, Introductory Remarks, and Conference Overview
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Schools: A Strategy, Not a Program
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Choose a workshop focused on the Comprehensiveness capacity
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Reflections on Day 1 and Preview of Day 2
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Choose a workshop focused on the Collaboration capacity
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Coherence is characterized by an intentional integration and alignment of programs, services, and opportunities to achieve outcomes beyond the reach of any one entity
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Conference participants are invited to attend this networking session, where they can meet and learn from other conference participants
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria using the vouchers provided in your name tags when you checked in.
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Beyond merely identifying sources of funding, the Commitment capacity comprises visioning, communications, evaluation and other sustainability planning activities that are employed from the start
10:15 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Working in teams, participants will be led through a strategic planning process that incorporates the concepts learned during the conference and includes a self-assessment tool.
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
LOCATION
The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Location: The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115

DETAILS

Who Should Attend? 
The Fundamentals Conference is open to the general public and is designed for individuals or teams from schools and communities that want to learn how to organize and sustain meaningful partnerships around student success, strong families and healthier neighborhoods. If you would like to discuss the composition of your team with us, please do not hesitate to contact us  ideally before you register. 


Registration
There are a limited number of slots available for the conference, so we encourage you to register immediately. Please note:
  • What's included?: Paid registration includes breakfast on Thursday and Friday, lunch on Thursday, Networking Reception, and transportation for the optional school visit.
  • Group discount: If you are registering a group of four or more, please be sure to select the "Team of 4+" option to receive a 5 % discount.
  • Forms of payment: We accept credit cards and purchase orders; if paying by purchase order, they must be received by September 20, 2019.
  • Processing fee: A 6% processing fee will be added by Eventleaf to the total cost of your registration.
  • Cancellation policies: You may cancel your registration until September 27, 2019 (no refunds after this date).

    Hotels

    As you may know, hotel rates in New York City can be quite high.  As a courtesy, we are pleased to provide a list of suggested hotels with reasonable rates and relatively easy access to the Columbia University area. We urge you to MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS IMMEDIATELY.