May 23-24: Newark Trust Participates in GFE Urban Education Study Tour - Newark, NJ
On May 23-24, 2012, Trust President & CEO, Ross Danis, and Director of Programs, Tynesha McHarris, will participate in Exploring Grantmaking Strategies for Improving Urban Education in El Paso, Newark and Oakland, as part of the Grantmakers for Education (GFE) Urban Education Study Tour in Newark, NJ.
GFE once again presents its Urban Education Study Tour - a unique learning opportunity designed for experienced grantmakers who are currently funding education reform efforts in urban districts and seeking to learn from other cities engaged in similar initiatives and interested in sharing and exploring ideas, lessons and experiences with colleagues about grantmaking strategies and promising educational models to take their work to the next level.The Tour will provide a deeper dive into three of GFE’s priority themes: closing achievement and opportunity gaps, strengthening the education pipeline, and supporting more high quality teaching and leadership.
The study tour is a learning community that will convene for a series of three 2-day gatherings in 2012—one in each of the three participating cities—that include conversations with superintendents, key education leaders and grantmakers. Through dialogue with key players involved with the work, participants will analyze each community’s reform strategies and the ways that education grantmakers are engaging in the reform process, while comparing and contrasting lessons from related strategies led by grantmakers working in other cities.The study tour will include groups of up to 10 funders from each of the three host cities (El Paso, Newark and Oakland), as well as up to 15 experienced urban K-12 grantmakers from other cities across the country.