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									MONDAY, JANUARY 28
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9:45-10:45am                   Ten Years and 40 Developmental Assets Later                                       Engaging Community Partners to Impact the Dropout Rate                       Getting Partnership Programs on District                  Leaders' Priority Building a Strategic Volunteer Program that             Impacts Student
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                  Presenters: Gene Davenport, Executive Director, The Georgetown Project and Leslie       Presenters: Salvador Constancio, Case Manager, Communities in Schools              Presenter Panel: Dr. Scott Ellis, Superintendent, Corpus Christie ISD; Dr.   Presenter: Linda Buchman, Community Relations Officer, Spring Branch ISD
                  Janca, Program Director, The Georgetown Project                                         (CIS) Alejandra Trejo, and Kimberly Dyke, Case Managers CIS                        Roderick Emanuel, Superintendent, Bastrop ISD;

                  The Georgetown Project is a nonprofit organization devoted to mobilizing Georgetown     The Communities In Schools philosophy is "The dropout problem is not a             Everyone agrees that Education Partnerships are important to the success of         Does your district have … a Volunteer Advisory Board? Defined goals,
                  around a common vision, “A community where no child is hungry, hurt, alone, or          school problem, it is a community problem!" This presentation will                 schools and students. Hear from leaders of small, medium and large school           objectives, implementation and evaluation plans for your volunteer programs?
                  rejected and where all children and youth believe they are loved, respected, and        demonstrate how CIS, an effective dropout prevention model, engages various        districts about their reasons for making Partnership Programs a priority in their   Volunteer Coordinators to nurture, monitor and support your volunteer efforts?
                  treated with dignity.” Established in 1997 through a partnership of business,           community partners to help students succeed in school and prepare for life.        school district.                                                                    Well-developed, replicable and sustainable training and logistical plans for
                  government, education, health and religious sectors, The Georgetown Project serves                                                                                                                                                                             your volunteers? Buy-in for volunteers programs as part of your overall
                  as a national model for collaborative community/school partnerships, deeply rooted in                                                                                                                                                                          community engagement efforts? In this jam-packed session, get a 10-year
                  the Developmental Assets.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      perspective on what it takes to build award winning volunteer programs. You’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 get great perspectives from the founding chair of the Spring Branch ISD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Volunteer Advisory Board, Volunteer Coordinators of the 2007 and 2008 TAPE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Community Partnership Crystal Award Winners, and a treasured Spring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Branch ISD Volunteer. Tons of handouts, too!

11am-Noon              Partnerships Across Cultures: Con Mi MADRE                   (Mothers and                    Youth Scoop: Making the Most of Media Partnerships                          Education Foundations: The Ultimate                          Community                           Help! I Need a Community/Business Partner
                                         Daughters Reaching Excellence)                                                                                                                                                  Partnerships

                  Presenters: Sonia Briseno Castellanos, MSSW Ashley Cash, LMSW, Assistant                Presenter: Karla Newton, Executive Director, The Greensheet Foundation             Presenters: Laura Antoine, Georgetown ISD Partners in Education Executive           Presenter: Gwen Samples, Ph.D., Community Partnerships Coordinator,
                  Director, Junior League Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program Brenda Fierro, LCSW,                                                                                              Director, Annette Bargainer, GISD Education Foundation Coordinator, Milli           Houston ISD
                  Clinical Director, Junior League Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program                                                                                                          Christner, Foundation Innovation, Laurie Cromwell, Foundation Innovation

                   This session will detail the effective practices of the Hispanic Mother-Daughter       Greensheet’s Education Foundation has been forming partnerships with               Creating effective and viable school/community partnerships is essential for        This “how to academy” is jam-packed with tips, strategies, ideas, and fail-safe
                  Program of Austin, an outreach program made possible by the partnership between         schools, corporations and communities for 17 years. We reach 40,000                the success of public school districts. Learn how to create goodwill for your       techniques for identifying, locating, recruiting, nurturing, and recognizing
                  the Junior League of Austin and the University of Texas at Austin. Presenters will      students every year in the classroom through our Youth Scoop Writing               school district, money for innovative programs and public education                 community/business partners. Replete with materials and handouts, it is a
                  discuss their success in engaging parents and students in the college preparation       Workshops. Students become young authors on Greensheet’s Youth Scoop               ambassadors out of community                                                        must for the novice and a refresher for the experienced PIE coordinator,
                  process, as well as the details related to the programmatic structure of the            Page each week, sharing their opinions with peers, parents, and the                                                                                                    administrator, teacher, non-profit professional, and community member.
                  collaboration and possibilities for replication.                                        community. Our Writing Workshops reinforce writing skills, mirror TAKS
                                                                                                          writing modes, provide “real world" applications for writing, provide a reliable
                                                                                                          forum for youth to express their opinions, reach students of all socioeconomic,
                                                                                                          cultural, and learning backgrounds, and strengthen school morale as schools
                                                                                                          are recognized on the Youth Scoop page.

12:30-2:30pm                            ANNUAL MEETING AND THEME LUNCH
2:45 - 3:45pm     PTA affiliated Parent Teacher Groups: a Recipe for Successful Partnership               Promoting Healing and Resiliency with Simple Gifts: A Partnership to               Taking Time to Get it Right: Ten Principles of Strategic Partnership                Getting Dads Through the Door-Realistic and Relevant Father
                                                                                                          Improve School Climate                                                             Planning                                                                            Involvement
                 Presenter: Michelle Humphreys, President, Texas PTA                                        Presenter: Ann Clark, ABC Education Consultant, Phyllis Townsend, Spring           Presenter: Barbara A. Lerner, Ph.D., Texas Women's University                      Presenter: J. Michael Hall, Executive Director, Strong Fathers - Strong
                                                                                                            Branch ISD, Dr. Melissa Peskin and Dr. Susan Tortolero, University of Texas                                                                                           Families
                                                                                                            Center for Health Promotion and Research

                 PTA affiliated parent teacher groups have the tools you look for in a partner: 501(c)(3)   Come to learn how a powerful partnership between TAPE, The University of           In our haste to “get something accomplished” P-16 and business alliances are       Many programs are interested in working with fathers but aren’t sure how to
                 status, thriving online community tools, leadership training, a massive volunteer base,    Texas Center for Health Promotion and Research and Spring Branch School            often formed quickly and/or randomly, resulting in ineffective, short-lived        effectively work with them or even “get a holt” of them. Learn how to bring
                 easy accessibility, and accounting best practices. Learn about partnering with a PTA       District is using Dr. Dennis Embry’s “Simple Gifts for Promoting Healing and       programs. Successful partnerships engage in a thoughtful process to identify       fathers into your programs and what to do with them once they come through
                 Area, a Region, a Council, the entire state of Texas, or an individual school PTA. You     Resiliency” to create positive school climates for teaching and learning. This     clear, mutual, and measurable goals. The ten principles of strategic               the door. This fun, interactive workshop will show you how to effectively involve
                 can easily reach these PTA leaders by mail or in person through the Texas PTA office.      exciting research project is funded by a grant from St. Luke’s Episcopal Health    partnership planning provide a framework for lasting success.                      fathers in their child’s education in order to improve their educational and
                 More and more districts are adopting policies to support their parent teacher groups       Charities.                                                                                                                                                            social outcomes. J. Michael Hall, M.Ed. is a nationally known speaker and
                 being PTAs and PTAs already account for almost 3000 schools in Texas and 630,000                                                                                                                                                                                 trainer who works with hundreds of fathers, families, and teachers in public
                 members. PTA may be the missing ingredient in your partnering program.                                                                                                                                                                                           schools every week

4-5pm            Skills For Living: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty                                           Creating University/School Partnerships that Improve Student                       Proving the Value of Your Programs and Partnerships                                Creating Engaged Learners and Successful Partnerships
                                                                                                            Achievement in Science and Math

                 Presenter: Lorraine Decker, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, President & Founder, Skills For               Presenter: Jeri Jackson, Ph.D, Our Lady of the Lake University; Joe Lazor,  Presenter: Brett Powlowski, DeHavilland Associates                                        Presenters: Sylvia Sanchez, MicroSociety Coordinator, Sageland Elementary
                 Living, Inc.                                                                               Professor of Education, The University of San Antonio UTEACH; Denise Staut,                                                                                           MicroSociety School, El Paso, TX
                                                                                                            Dean, Dreeben School of Education, University of the Incarnate Word; Mona
                                                                                                            Aldan Ramirez, Coordinator, Center for Education Preparation, San Antonio

                 The Game of Real Life - Interactive Financial, Career and College Planning for High        The San Antonio Math Science Education Coalition (SAMSEC) is responding             All of your partners want to see your program succeed – but how can you           How does building a miniature society become a powerful vehicle for
                 School Students - As S4L’s volunteer executive, Lorraine administers the 20-20 Power       to the alarming shortage of math and science teachers, specifically in the San     show them the impact you’ve made? And how can you help them see the                attracting and creating successful partnerships? Learn how MicroSociety®
                 Workshops, a free 9-month, weekly financial, career and college planning curriculum        Antonio area. Come hear how our university community is partnering with            value they’ve received from investing in your partnership, so they stay with you   schools across the country are transforming students into engaged learners
                 for working poor families. This program, currently offered in 5 areas of Houston, has      industry, government and schools to address the problem by recruiting,             year after year? Take away proven approaches to building programs and              and empowered stakeholders using this approach. Ideal for day school, after-
                 an objective of increasing family income and net worth by 20% in 1 year. To date, the      certifying and retaining teachers.                                                 partnerships built with measurement in mind.                                       school, or summer program setting.
                 average family has increased their income by 48% and net worth by 137%.

                                                  ROOM - 8C                                                                              ROOM - 9A                                                                           ROOM - 9B                                                                        ROOM - 10A
9-10am           How to bring the BEST College Night - Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Texas                     Exxon Mobile + Houston A Plus Challenge + Reasoning Mind =                         Partnerships and Curriculum in Alignment                                           Industry and Education Teaming for Workforce Development
                                                                                                            Revolutionary Approach to Math Education

                                                                                                            Presenters: Alexander Khachatryan, Ph.D.; Truman Bell, ExxonMobil                  Presenters: Sarah Collins - WISD Partnership Specialists, Carol Jo Mize,           Presenter: Sheri Washburn, Industry Outreach Program Director, Corpus
                                                                                                            Foundation; Michael Webster, Program Coordinator, Houston A+ Challenge             Assistant Principal, University High, Alee Walker, Community Relations/            Christi Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Alma Charles, Director for Career &
                                                                                                                                                                                               Foundation, Hillcrest Health System                                                Technical Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Corpus Christi ISD

                 The Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Texas (B.E.S.T.) College Night was designed to bring        A representative panel will describe the different strengths each partner brings   Time is the most precious resource in schools today and when it comes to           The Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and WorkSource of the Coastal
                 three close communities and school districts together for the focus of offering an         to this Initiative addressing the need to narrow the gap in middle school          instruction, every second counts. Therefore, it is vital that EVERY activity       Bend have partnered together to address skilled workforce shortages in the
                 opportunity for students and families to learn more about furthering their education.      student mathematics achievement and to provide a central focus for quality         students are involved in supports learning objectives. Waco ISD's partnership      petrochemical, construction, and healthcare industries. The result of this
                 With access to numerous college recruiters and trade school representatives, students      teaching and learning.                                                             program has been aligning community partnership activities with school goals       innovative partnership was the creation of the Industry Outreach Program.
                 are able to get answers to questions and gain a better understanding of the admission                                                                                         for over 23 years. Join us as we discuss creative ways to bring partners in to     The Industry Outreach Program is committed to advocating for industry’s
                 process. Representatives form Greater Texas FCU’s student loan department &                                                                                                   the classroom and take the classroom in to the real world. The leaders of one      workforce development needs within the region. The program works to
                 university financial aid representatives were on hand to help families understand the                                                                                         of Waco's most successful and innovate partnerships will cover how to get          identify potential and facilitate new partnerships, strengthen educational
                 student loan process. Started in 2006 and with an estimated attendance of over 3,000                                                                                          businesses, volunteers and teachers involved in PIE, as well as discuss how        programs, and promote career pathway options. Facilitation amongst
                 students and parents at this past year’s event, committee members are excited about                                                                                           to create plans that support campus curriculum goals.                              educators, industry representatives, and community members is primary to the
                 the future and potential of this program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mission of the Industry Outreach Program. The IOP strives to keep an open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  line of communication throughout the Coastal Bend to avoid duplication and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  maximize resources.

10:15-11:15am    Piercing the Cultural Bubble™                                                              Partnering with Educators to build Assets                                          Learn to Speak Corporate and Develop Business Partnerships that Get                Impact of the Education System on Texas’ Economic Future

                 Presenter: Sylvia Acevedo, CEO/President, CommuniCard, LLC                              Presenters: Nathan Eklund, Education Liaison, Search Institute, Minneapolis, Presenters: Michele Walker Moak, Project Manager Global Community Affairs,                  Presenter: Susan Dawson, President & Executive Director, E3 Alliance:
                                                                                                         MI                                                                               Applied Materials and Becky Rivera, Director of Student and Family Support              Education Equals Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                          Services, Manor ISD.
                 Working together to build a self-reinforcing culture amongst Hispanic students and      Applying the Developmental Assets framework to professional development          Learn how to navigate the bureaucracy of schools and corporations to form                The Perspective of a Regional P-16 Collaborative. A review of real data
                 their families that success in education offers economic prosperity. Sylvia Acevedo, an and staff climate is the key piece of a new initiative being developed by Search partnerships that make everyone applaud. Hear from both sides: a school                 about the biggest issues and trends in education, including achievement gaps,
                 award-winning workforce strategist and community leader, outlines a success story of Institute called Great Places to Teach. This model provides practical tools         district and a high-tech corporation as they explain their partnership and keys         math/science outcomes, English language learners, college and workforce
                 launching a three-pronged cultural, media, and community partnership with the Austin and suggestions for educators and administrators for using assets in creating to effective communication.                                                                   readiness, and preparing students to meet the needs of a global society. The
                 Independent School District called “Piercing the Cultural Bubble.” In a short six       and fostering asset building between teachers, administrators and the broader                                                                                            groundbreaking findings and programs of the E3 Alliance: Education Equals
                 months, this project drew 6,000 Hispanic parents and their children to proactively      community.                                                                                                                                                               Economics, a regional P-16 collaborative, are presented as a model for
                 inquire about the tools to achieving a greater education.                               You will learn the importance of peer-to-peer asset building, practical means                                                                                            systemic alignment to meet the needs of our students and our economic
                                                                                                         of developing assets within a school staff, and the results of initial research                                                                                          future. Susan Dawson, Executive Director E3 Alliance
                                                                                                         being done by Search Institute.

1:15-2:15pm                                                                                                 I-Achieve Summer Academy: Partnerships for AchieveTexas' 16 Career                 Effective Assessment and Evaluation of Community Partnerships                      Getting Money and Resources for your School
                                                                                                            Clusters at Work

                                                                                                            Presenters: Patricia Garcia, M.S., Resource Development Coordinator, Office Edward Asbury Ph.D., Research Analyst, Fort Worth ISD, Dave Guzman,                       Presenter: Nancy Webb, Chief Development Officer, Big Thought, A Learning
                                                                                                            of Resource Development, Corpus Christi ISD, Martha Ruiz, Community         Director of Parent Engagement, Ft. Worth ISD                                              Partnership
                                                                                                            Development Coordinator, Flint Hills Resources

                                                                                                             How businesses, colleges, educators partnered to bring a unique career            The presentation will look at Fort Worth ISD’s implementation of Dr. Joyce         Raising money and resources for your school is something you should not be
                                                                                                            exploration summer program that keeps kids wanting to come back for more.          Epstein’s School, Family and Community Partnerships model. Mr. Guzman              afraid of. We will discuss key elements that will make you successful and
                                                                                                            How can you get in the AchieveTexas game and win some new partners.                will discuss selection criteria for schools that piloted the model, the major      we’ll also prepare a grant outline “just for you” that will put you on the road to
                                                                                                                                                                                               components of the model and share templates used in the evaluation process         “getting what your school needs”.
                                                                                                                                                                                               to identify “Starting Points” and Year-End Evaluations.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Asbury will discuss research tools that are being utilized to identify the
                                                                                                                                                                                               • How extensive is Parent Liaison involvement?
                                                                                                                                                                                               • To what degree are community partnerships utilized?
                                                                                                                                                                                               • What types of perceptions parents have about school efforts towards parent

2:30-4:00pm      REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP FORUMS - ROOMS 8A, 8B, 8C, 9A, 9B

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