Wake County to host #WakeReady GradNation Community Summit
That’s why Wake County has been selected as one of just 100 communities across the country to host a GradNation Community Summit, designed to improve our graduation rate. Along with YouthThrive and Raleigh College and Community Collaborative, we are bringing together stakeholders from throughout the community to identify gaps in access to college and career readiness resources and develop a multi-year action plan to address those gaps.
|What:||#WakeReady GradNation Community Summit|
|When:||April 29, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Where:|| DoubleTree by Hilton- Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27605
|Why:||To increase access to college and career readiness resources|
Leaders from businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, local government, public schools, higher education, foundations, faith- based organizations,
parents and youth
- Youth panel of WCPSS high school juniors and seniors,
- Jorge Aguilar - Associate Superintendent for Equity and Access in Fresno Unified School District and Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational and Community Partnerships at the University of California, Merced
- Anderson Williams - Co-founder and former Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Tennessee College Access and Success Network
- Breakout sessions focused on:
- College access
- Community-based programs
- College admissions
- Career readiness
- Collective action
The GradNation Community Summits are part of the GradNation campaign, led by America’s Promise Alliance, to engage communities around the country on raising graduation rates to help more young people reach adult success.
The premier sponsor of the national GradNation Community Summits initiative is AT&T as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s $350 million commitment to graduate more students from high school ready for college and career.