Building capacity and community through sustaining partnerships
This event aims to convene thought leaders and practitioners across PA to explore promising practices that are capable of strengthening partnerships between institutions of higher education and public schools for improved student achievement. Federal, state and local leaders will share results from tested initiatives, successful collaborations as well as identified opportunities & challenges of improving student achievement within higher education, government, non-profits, faith communities and K-12 education.
White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education;
The City of Harrisburg
Harrisburg School District
The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
PA Campus Compact
The United Way of the Capital Region
In 2012, The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced Together for Tomorrow, a new initiative to spotlight existing and spur new community engagement in turning around persistently low-performing schools. Messiah College was one of 31 organizations honored as a winner of the "Together for Tomorrow" initiative. Our local initiate is a collaboration between Messiah College and Downey Elementary School.