Using Data To Inform Programs & Drive Student Outcomes

Date: April 1, 2014
  • Dr. Sean Corcoran, New York University
  • Drew Allen, Director – Office of Research, Evaluation & Program Support, Office of the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs, CUNY
  • Jim Lauckhardt, Director of Evaluation and Research, iMentor
  • Ginette Saimprevil, Success Program Director, Bottom Line – NY
  • Marianna Tu, Chief Program Officer, America Needs You
Resources: April 1st Agenda final Sean Corcoran Grad NYC presentation w recommendations Final

Building College–Going Cultures Through Positive Youth Development

Co-Sponsored by:
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Date: February 3, 2014
  • Dr. Mandy Savitz-Romer, Harvard University
  • Leyla Bravo-Willey, Director of Lower School, KIPP Infinity
  • Rasaan Ogilvie, Assistant Principal, Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science
  • Jenny Rodriguez, Assistant Principal of College Readiness, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)
  • Cidra M. Sebastien, Associate Executive Director, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
  • Carl Slater, Bridge to College Learning Strategist, The Door
Resources: Feb 3 2014 Forum_Agenda NYC DOE OPSR grad NYC Presentation Mandy Savitz Romer Keynote Presentation Feb3_graphic_organizer _Final Summary developmental processes document NYC DOE _feb3 NYC DOE overview of graduation options Presentation NYC College Week Live Presentation

Building A College-Going Culture

Co-Sponsored by:
Date: December 17, 2013
  •  Vanessa Coca – Research Alliance for New York City Schools and Doctoral Candidate, NYUSteinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • Sugeni Perez-Sadler – Associate Director, College and Career Planning, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, NYCDOE
  • Katherine Aspell, College Access Coordinator, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
  • Fatima Bah, Recent college graduate and former youth leader at Secondary School for Research
  • Michelle Guzman, Assistant Principal , Pathways to Graduation, District 79, NYCDOE
  • Sharlane Smith, Teacher, Future Now, Pathways to Graduation, District 79, NYCDOE
  • Josh Steckel, College Counselor, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies
  • Tara Williams, College Prep & Leadership Program Director,  East Side House Settlement
  • Charles Guerrero, Director of Leadership Development Opportunities, Prep for Prep
  • Josh Van Kirk, Legends Program Coordinator, Harlem RBI
  • Jean Didier Yao, Academic Advisor, Future Now, Bronx Community College
Resources: Forum Agenda Vanessa Coca’s Research Presentation Harvard University Strategic Data Project (SDP) Summer Melt Handbook  (Resource Referenced in Vanessa’s Presentation) MDRC’s Promoting College Match for Low-Income Students (Resource Referenced in Vanessa’s Presentation) Future Now Presentation Future Now “LETTER TO MYSELF” exercise College and Career Resource Centers Referral Centers for High School Alternatives  Josh Steckel’s Upcoming Book Hold Fast to Dreams: A College Guidance Counselor, His Students, and the Vision of a Life Beyond Poverty CUNY  Resources For Homeless Students

Youth Leadership In College Access & Success

Co-Sponsored by:
Date: October 28, 2013
  • Lori Chajet, PhD –  Co-Director, College Access: Research and Action (CARA)
  • Samuel Chan –  Youth Leader and high school student, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and Flushing High School
  • Jazmin Cruz – Youth Leader and college student, Make the Road NY and John Jay School of Criminal Justice
  • Diana Yi –  Youth and Family Development Program Manager, (AAFE)
  • Melissa Kissoon – Alumni College Coach and college student, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation and York College
  • Jamel Burgess – Alumni College Coach and college Student, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation and Queensborough Community College
Resources: Forum Agenda Lori Chajet’s presentation on Youth Leadership CARA Overview CARA Youth Leadership 1 pager with chart CARA Youth Leadership for College Access Summer Institute Report October 2013 UYC’s Get Us To College Campaign White Paper The New School’s Creating College Ready Communities Report. September 2013

Working with Parents & Families to Support College Readiness & Success

Date: May 13, 2013
  • Eduardo Dueñas, Karla Tevez, & Rakim Jenkins – Partners for Change Fellows, Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service, City College of New York
  • Norm Fruchter – Senior Scholar, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
  • Ocynthia Williams – Parent Leader, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
  • Claire E. Sylvan – Founding Executive Director, Internationals Network for Public Schools
  • Kristie Mancell – Program Supervisor, Center for Family Life, Sunset Park High School Partnership
  • Sheila Applewhaite – Parent, Sunset Park High School
  • Allison Palmer – Director, College Access Center, New Settlement Apartments
Resources: Forum Agenda The Impact of Parent Involvement on College Access & Success (PPT presentations) Resource List: Working with Parents & Families to Support College Readiness & Success Notes from Small Group Discussions on Parent Engagement

Creating & Maintaining Successful Partnerships (“Super-Forum”)

Date: April 9, 2013
  • Meg Long – Deputy Director, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
  • Alfonso Wyatt – NYC Educator & Youth Advocate; Founder of Strategic Destiny
  • Sophia Bogues – College Liaison, Early College Program, Office of Collaborative Programs, City College of New York
  • Dominic Stellini – Director of Collaborative Programs, City College of New York
  • Aixa Candanosa – Assistant Principal, City College Academy of the Arts
  • Elizabeth Kahn – Student Success Center Director, Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
  • Brandi Kutuchief – Guidance Counselor, Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School
  • Emily Task – Student Success Center Coordinator, Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, Children’s Aid Society
  • Mara Geller – College Advisor & Teacher, Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
  • Stephanie Van Damm – Northeast Community Engagement Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Michelle S. Ng – Community Engagement Leader,  Financial Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Daniel Voloch – Managing Director of Program Design, iMentor
  • Julia Love – Director of Corporate Partnerships, iMentor
  • Ariela Friedman – Senior Project Coordinator, Producer of NYC College Line, Graduate NYC!
  • Lily Morgan Owen – Director, Options Center, Goddard Riverside Community Center
Resources: Forum Agenda Unpacking the Drivers of Partnership Success (PPT presentation) Outcomes and Indicators for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Community Partnerships (CP) Portfolio Outcomes and Indicators worksheet The Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory Early College Initiative at CUNY: School Design Principles Recommendation Request Form (Children’s Aid Society & Fanny Lou Hamer Freedom High School) Mentor Pledge (iMentor) Devise a Collaborative Initiative worksheet Business Engagement in Education: Key Partners for Improving Students Success (Citi Foundation & College Summit)

Supporting College Access, Readiness, and Success for Undocumented Students

Date: December 5, 2012
  • Allison Baker – Attorney, Immigration Law Unit, Legal Aid Society
  • Daniel Wallace – Policy Analyst, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Cassie Magesis – Deputy Director of College Readiness, Urban Assembly; Trainer, Goddard Riverside Options Institute
  • Charlotte Henson-Butler – Recruitment Coordinator, CUNY Welcome Center
  • Jaqueline Cinto – Co-Founder & Youth Services Coordinator, New York State Youth Leadership Council
  • Sonia Guinansaca – Board Member, New York State Youth Leadership Council
Resources: Forum Agenda Working with Undocumented Students: Key Issues – Presentations Immigration Clinic Outreach Schedule (The Legal Aid Society) Letter to NYCDOE staff regarding Deferred Action (NYCDOE & the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Collecting Documents (NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs) Scholarships for which Undocumented Students are Eligible (Options Institute, Goddard Riverside Community Center) New York State Youth Leadership Council – Presentation Tips to Advocate for Undocumented Youth (NYSYLC)

The Common Core State Standards: An Update and Discussion on Implementation in NYC

Date: June 19, 2012
  • Hope Barter – Achievement Coach, CUNY School Support Organization
  • Ferris Unni – Achievement Coach, CUNY School Support Organization
  • Elizabeth Kahn – Student Success Center Director, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Resources: Forum agenda Key Instructional Shifts of the Common Core State Standards (from Citywide Instructional Expectations (available at: Changes to the New York State Standards, Curricula, and Assessments (available at: Common Core Standards Resources list Forum Small-Group Discussions handout More resources on the development of college-ready behavioral competencies

The NYCDOE’s College and Career Readiness Benchmarks

Date: June 19, 2012
  • Andrea Soonachan – Associate Director, College and Career Planning, Office of Postsecondary Readiness, NYCDOE
  • Sonali Murarka – Director of Policy Research, Office of Research, Accountability, and Data, NYCDOE
Resources: Forum Agenda NYCDOE’s College and Career Ready Benchmarks Presentation NYCDOE’s College and Career Ready Benchmarks Tools and Resources available at: Forum Small-Group Discussions handout

Crossing the Bridge: Supporting Students in the Summer Before College Enrollment

Date: March 14, 2012
  • Lori Chajet – Co-Director, College Access: Research & Action (CARA), CUNY Graduate Center
  • Daniel Voloch – Director, At Home in College, CUNY
  • Ritu Sen – Director of College Readiness, The Urban Assembly
  • Cesar Irigoyen – College Coach, Summer 2011 Bridge to College Program
Resources: Forum Agenda The Core Components of the Bridge to College Program The Steps from Application to Enrollment (from CARA) Sample CUNY Matriculation Checklist Template (from At Home in College)