On February 11, the Latino Policy Forum will convene a major summit of leaders, teachers, practitioners, politicians, and other stakeholders in Illinois education. The summit is the culmination of the Forum's K-12 Advisory Council, which has been formulating a comprehensive policy agenda for education reform for the last several months. This is a great chance to meet state education leaders and see firsthand the process of non-profit and foundation-led education policy formulation.
The summit will feature keynote speaker Dr. Frances Contreras, Associate Professor and Director of the University of Washington’s Higher Education Program, and co-author with Patricia Gándara of The Latino Education Crisis. The Consequences of Failed Social Policies.
Because this will be a large event (300 are invited), we will need some help.
Volunteer duties will include registering and directing guests into the venue, food setup, A/V setup, and note-taking during small group breakout sessions.
Here are the details:
Save the Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: 8:30am – 1pm
Location: Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western, Chicago, IL 60608
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Jacob Vigil, education policy intern, at jvigil@latinopolicyforum.