Communities In Schools (CIS), the national organization that works inside schools empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future, today announced the lineup of national speakers and honorees for its Leadership Town Hall Conference. The event will be held in Chicago on Sept. 18 – 20, 2019 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown.
Communities In Schools leaders from across the country will join prominent education thought leaders, policy makers and school practitioners to discuss solutions that address both the academic and nonacademic needs of students so they can succeed in school and achieve in life. Scheduled speakers on Thursday, Sept. 19 include:
· Harvard University Professor Raj Chetty. Chetty is the Director of Opportunity Insights which uses “big data” to understand how we can give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding.
· National Hockey League Executive Vice President Kim Davis who will lead a discussion on the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in helping students achieve equitable outcomes.
Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be among the presenters on Thursday at a luncheon honoring several education advocates with the “All In For Students Awards”. Honorees include:
News updates can be found by following @cisnational on Twitter with the hashtag #AllInForKids.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.