Reengagement Centers-Key Element in a City Strategy to Recover Dropouts

  • Date: January 31, 2012
  • Location: Online
  • Category: Webinar Archive


Municipal leaders, city staff and community partners are invited to register for a free, hour-long webinar on an emerging city strategy to help struggling students and high school dropouts get back on track.

Cities such as Boston, Newark, Philadelphia, Portland (Ore.), Omaha, and Des Moines, have established one-stop “reengagement centers” to connect struggling high school students — including those who have already dropped out — with credit recovery, tutoring, child care and other services that help them reenroll and graduate from high school or complete an alternative education program leading to a diploma or GED.   The development of a reengagement center can support a broader municipal agenda to increase high school graduation rates and ensure that every student is prepared for college and a career.

Speakers include:
  • Kathy Hamilton, Boston Private Industry Council;
  • Gail Forbes-Harris, Boston Public Schools;
  • Justin Green, Philadelphia Youth Network;
  • Ken Karamichael, Rutgers University/Newark, N.J., YE2S Center; and
  • Greg Emmel and Carolyn Miller, Directions Diploma (D2) Center, Omaha, Neb.

We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion with these local leaders, who have each contributed to the establishment of reengagement centers in their cities.  Hosted by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF)the call is part of the YEF Institute’s monthly webinar series, which in 2012 will focus on creative partnerships to improve outcomes for children and families.



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