White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhoood Partnerships Convening in Harrisburg


White House Convening Conference on Education


8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

9 a.m.-12 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016

Harrisburg Hilton Hotel

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is joining with the City of Harrisburg, Messiah College and the Harrisburg School District, as well as the  White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education to sponsor a 1 ½-day conference on :

 “Building Capacity and Community through Sustaining Partnerships”

This two-part convening is part of Together for Tomorrow (TFT) – a national initiative to spotlight and foster partnerships among schools, families, national service programs, and community-based organizations in order to propel improvement of our lowest-performing schools.

Participants Include:

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Max Finberg – U.S. Department of Education, Director of AmeriCorps VISTA , Corporation for National Community Servic

Pedro Rivera – Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

The Honorable Eric Papenfuse – Mayor, City of Harrisburg

Plus Three Breakout Session and  Two Special Saturday Panels! See information HERE.

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Executive Business panel with regional business leaders one whether American students are

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And a President’s Panel featuring presidents of colleges and universities in Central Pennsylvania on the challenges and obstacles to better collaboration with K-12.    WHITE HOUSE 5

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