This week an impressive group of regional Atlantans will gather to celebrate success stories in cooperation and problem-solving in metro Atlanta – and to hear how they can tackle perhaps the biggest issue of all: education.
The Civic League for Regional Atlanta’s dinner gathering Wednesday Oct. 24 at AmericasMart Penthouse Theater will feature a forward-thinking discussion led by keynote speaker, Nancy Zimpher, co-founder of the Strive Network. Strive is an outgrowth of an innovative, cross-sector approach to education in Greater Cincinnati that has helped improve opportunities and outcomes for children – in just five years. The evening begins at 6pm and concludes at 9pm at AmericasMart Penthouse Theater, 250 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30303,
Consider metro Atlanta.
What if a fledgling pre-K program in Alpharetta could learn from a successful one in Clayton County? Or if an afterschool program for Smyrna high schoolers could export its best practices to a start-up in Lawrenceville? Can good results with Fayetteville middle schoolers be replicated in Canton?
These examples cut across school districts, cities and county lines. But they all represent a region, pushing for success for every child. What if, as a region, metro Atlantans worked together to spread what works in education to all communities?
This kind of collaborative, cradle-to-career approach has helped the Cincinnati region ‘s public schools: improve eighth-grade math scores by 15 percent; increase college enrollment by 10 percent; turn out more college graduates; prepare more children for kindergarten; boost fourth-grade reading and math scores – and more.
Because of Strive’s success, nine other regions across the country have signed on to replicate or adapt the program. Education Nation, created by NBC News, focused on the “organizational backbone” Strive created to improve education in Greater Cincinnati.
Individual tickets are $150. Tables of 10 range from $1500 – $5000. For complete details and registration, click HERE.