Cradle-to-Career Pathways Supporting Social and Economic Mobility

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Harvard Graduate School of Education - Longfellow Hall

Moderator: Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration and Founding Director of EdRedesign, Harvard Graduate School of Education


Dr. Russell Booker, CEO, Spartanburg Academic Movement; EdRedesign By All Means Senior Fellow 
Cecilia Gutierrez, Managing Director and Portfolio Lead, Blue Meridian Partners
Kwame Owusu-Kesse, CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone
Sondra Samuels, President and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone

Join us to explore the future of cradle-to-career, place-based partnerships. Over the past two decades, these collaborative efforts have become a critical and increasingly popular approach to addressing our nation's most pressing socioeconomic and educational challenges. From the pioneering work of the Harlem Children's Zone to the Federal Promise Neighborhoods program and the broader collective impact movement, place-based partnerships have emerged as networks of people and organizations in the same geographic area working together to achieve shared goals, change systems, and improve community outcomes. This work intentionally broadens the boundaries of education beyond schooling to include the broader ecosystem of children's lived experience and the supports and opportunities each family needs to restore social mobility in this country. Our speakers will discuss the potential of the cradle-to-career movement to eliminate intergenerational poverty and strengthen our democracy.

Held in conjunction with the EdRedesign Lab at HGSE.

Note: This is an in-person event and will not be livestreamed. A recording of the event will be posted on the Harvard Education YouTube channel after the event.

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