AN ARISE DETROIT! SPECIAL EVENT:
BE PART OF OUR EDUCATION CONVERSATION
OCT. 4 AT THE SAMARITAN CENTER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTER FOR MICHIGAN
ARISE Detroit! invites you to participate in an upcoming Education Community Conversation
on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Samaritan Center in partnership
with the Center for Michigan, a nonprofit and nonpartisan "think-and-do" tank located
in Ann Arbor.
We have volunteered to convene a group of 25-50 people for a 90 minute discussion
focused on Michigan's preK-12 education system and student learning.
The event will be held in the Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Conference Center at the
Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner Ave., Detroit, 48213.
During the education conversation we will learn more about many of the key issues
and choices related to how education affects students within our community. We'll
also provide an opportunity for you to share success stories about what's working
in our local schools to improve student learning.
Our conversation will be one of more than 250 structured dialogues taking place
in 2012 all across the state. Altogether, the participants will include more than
5,000 local leaders and engaged citizens, including students, parents, job providers,
As part of a statewide effort, our local conversation will help accomplish four
- Expand the knowledge of students, parents,
employers and educators about the education choices facing Michigan today.
- Gather the perspectives and preferences of
Michigan residents on major education policy and reform choices under debate in
Michigan and around the country.
- Amplify the voices of Michigan residents and
press state decision-makers to follow participant recommendations on how best to
improve students' prospects for future success.
- Provide participants with options on how to
become more involved in improving educational opportunities for students in their
To learn more about the Community Conversations and the Center for Michigan, please
Please click on the link below to register.