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GRAD Summit

Increasing Graduation Rates 
through Career Pathways

November 15, 2014 | 8am to 3pm | Location: CSUSB

Purpose of the Event: The summit is convened in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and the national GradNation Campaign.  The primary goal of the national GradNation Campaign is to achieve a 90% graduation rate nationwide by 2020 with no high school graduating less than 80% of its students.

This summit will build on dropout prevention efforts by elevating San Bernardino county-wide efforts to link classroom innovation with career development to improve graduation rates and college/career readiness. The day-long summit will feature inspirational speakers and dynamic workshop sessions that demonstrate rigorous academics emphasizing real-world application that is critical for college and a career. 

As a growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to end America’s dropout crisis, we invite you to participate in a day-long summit to help ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and a career.

Host Organizations: Congregations for Prophetic Engagement (COPE), Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC), Youth Action Project (YAP), and San Bernardino City Unified School District.

Confirmed Event Sponsors: America’s Promise Alliance, AT & T, GE Foundation, and San Bernardino City Unified School District (Sponsorship and Business Partner Exhibitor Opportunities Available)

* America's Promise Alliance is a foundation founded by Colin Powell in 1997 to help children and youth from all socioeconomic sectors in the United States.

Workshop Presenters and Exhibitors: We’re inviting dynamic speakers to demonstrate link classroom learning with career/real-world application in workshops that may include hands-on presentations (60 minutes). Hands-on sessions will provide participants with an opportunity to engage in teaching activities and interactive discussions about a particular topic.

Summit Format:

  • Welcome
  • Opening Keynote Address
  • Morning Workshop

Contact Information:
Rev. Samuel Casey
Executive Director
scasey@copesite.org
(909) 717-3952