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A National Conversation on Educational Opportunity for Students in Foster Care

LIVE WEBCAST OCT. 19TH HERE

On October 19th, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) and Fostering Media Connections (FMC) will produce a National Conversation, intended to build on a broad, existing movement to improve educational outcomes for students experiencing foster care.

Using videoconferencing technology, teachers, students and researchers in California and Illinois will share the solutions and challenges they have found with Members of Congress assembled in Washington DC. All the proceedings will be transmitted live, over the Internet.

In addition, CCAI and FMC will release a report, which frames the issue of foster care and education and gives concrete examples of how anyone can step up and help.

WHO:

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA): Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth.

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

George Sheldon: Acting Assistant Secretary Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cheryl Smithgall: Researcher Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Mike Jones: Teacher and Co-Founder of Courageous Connection in Sacramento, CA

Carey Sommer: Graduate of Laguna Creek and former student of Jones

Jetaine Hart: Former CCAI Foster Youth Intern and current Educational Mentor for Foster Youth at Alameda County Office of Education, Foster Youth Services

WHEN:

12:00 PM PST – 1:30

2:00 PM CST – 3:30

3:00 PM EST – 4:30

WHERE:

Physical Event:

Consumnes River College – Sacramento

College Center Building–Garden Room 133

8401 Center Parkway

Sacramento, California 95823

Webcast: For folks anywhere else in the country, please click here at the appropriate time and you will be able to watch the video live.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Twitter: @FosteringMC

Follow #EdTownHall for the latest information surrounding the event.

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