Registration for the Charlotte 2014 Education Summit, featuring author and speaker Paul Tough, is going extremely well!  Space is limited, however, so please forward this E-Vite to interested friends and colleagues so they can register and reserve their space today!
 Charlotte 2014 Education Summit 

"How Children Succeed"


January 22, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church



Paul Tough, Keynote Speaker
Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, a New York Times best seller that has been translated into 22 languages.  His first book, Whatever It Takes:  Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America, was published in 2008. Paul is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, where he has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics, including cover stories on character education, the achievement gap, and the Obama administration's poverty policies. 
Also Featuring:
  • Dr. Heath Morrison - Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • John S. Gomperts - President & CEO, America's Promise Alliance
  • Geoff Sanderson - Associate Superintendent, Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools
  • Sarah Abraham - Harvard University Lab for Economic Applications and Policy
  • Dan Cardinali - Executive Director, Communities In Schools, Inc. 


Summit Agenda will include:

  • Cutting Edge Research from Harvard University on Poverty, Education, and Building Successful Children
  • Take Action Now! - Learn How You Can Be An Advocate 
  • Through Their Eyes - Insights from Our Children 
  • "Getting Ahead" Classes for Parents - Move out of Poverty into Stability 
  • Door Prizes
This event is FREE but Registration is required. The Summit is open to educators, children/youth service providers, parents, youth advocates, Mecklenburg public officials, and anyone who is passionate about helping our community's children be successful in school and in life. Join us in support of Charlotte's most valuable resource - our children!

Hosted by: 

Charlotte Housing Authority
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Communities In Schools
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators & the National Alliance of Black School Educators
Mecklenburg County Dept. of Social Services

Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas - Parent VOICE
UNC-Charlotte Urban Education Collaborative
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. 
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 300  l Charlotte, NC 28202  l 704.335.0601  l