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!

Agenda
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Welcome and Introductions, Opening Remarks, and Conference Overview
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Schools: A Strategy, Not a Program
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Choose a workshop on the Comprehensiveness capacity
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
People and Places Transforming Education and Communities
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 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 on the Collaboration capacity
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Choose a workshop on the Coherence capacity.
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast will be available in the TIC Cafe; please use the voucher provided with your name badge when you checked in.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Overview of Day Three Community Schools: A National Movement Telling Our Stories
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Implicit Bias: How Good Intentions Can Still Produce Harmful, Inequitable Outcomes
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Choose a workshop on the Commitment capacity.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
An opportunity to consult with NCCS staff
Working in teams, participants may elect to be led through a strategic planning process that incorporates the concepts learned during the conference and includes a self-assessment tool or to seek consultation from NCCS staff.
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.
An opportunity to consult with NCCS staff
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
Speakers
School-Based Health Program Manager
Children's Aid
Community School Director, Whitney Young Jr. Campus
Children's Aid
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's Aid
Director of Special Projects, Youth Division
Children's Aid
Director of Wagon Road Camp
Children's Aid
Senior Director of National Capacity Building
National Center for Community Schools
Deputy Director for Bronx Community Schools
Children's Aid
Partner, Vice President
FourPoint Education Partners
Vice President, Youth Division
Children's Aid
Principal, Paul L. Dunbar Middle School
NYC Department of Education
Vice President of Collective Impact and Director of the National Center for Community Schools
Children's Aid
Project Director
National Center for Community Schools
Executive Director for Educational Equity, Anti-Bias & Diversity
NYC Department of Education
Community School Director, Central Park East II
Children's Aid
Community School Director, PS 5
Children's Aid
Deputy Director, Coalition for Community Schools
Institute for Educational Leadership
Director of Public Policy
Children's Aid
Community School Director, Paul L. Dunbar Middle School
Children's Aid
Assistant Community School Director, Whitney Young Jr. Campus
Children's Aid
Deputy Director, Youth Division
Children's Aid
Floor Plan
LOCATION
The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive Enter at 61 Claremont, New York, NY 10115
Location: The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive Enter at 61 Claremont, 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, checks, 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.