Civic Marshall Plan Plenary Session

This plenary session and panel discussion will provide an update on the progress the nation is making in reaching the goal of a 90 percent high school gradution rate by the Class of 2020, and the challenge that remains. Presenters will show the power of the Civic Marshall Plan in action by highlighting the gains made through collaboration among schools, community-based organizations, corporations, and government. Panelists will present a case study of the Diplomas Now program and discuss how successful efforts can be scaled to accelerate gains in high school completion.

Speakers include Marguerite Kondracke the President and CEO of American’s Promise Alliance, Mark the President of Pearson Foundation, Ken Dodge, Director of the Center for Child & Family Policy at Duke University, John Bridgeland the President & CEO of Civic Enterprises, Robert Balfanz the Co-Director of The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and Larry Thompson, Senior Vice President of Goevernment Affairs, General Counsel and Security of PepsiCo.

There will be a panel moderated by John Bridgeland the President & CEO of Civic Enterprises. The panelists will include Jim Balfanz the President of City Year, Robert Balfanz the Co-Director of The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, Peter Beard the Senior VP of Community Impact at United Way Worldwide, Dan Cardinali the President of Communities in Schools, Claire Lyons from the Architecture and Management of og Global Grant Portfolios CSR at PepsiCo, and Governor Bob Wise the President for Alliance for Excellent Education.

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