- 8am - 10am Experience the Middle Grades Network in Action
YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market Street
You will learn more about the strategies local school and community partners are building together to create safe, welcoming and compassionate learning environments for our all. We'll highlight their work on building community resilience and supporting students and families with trauma-informed best practices.
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm Leveraging National Lessons Locally
Van Winkle Law Firm Board Room
11 North Market Street
Building upon the morning session, we will hear from Marty Blank, a national leader in building community and school partnerships. Marty will share the lessons learned by cities across the nation, including Albuquerque NM and Portland OR, and how they've transformed education, financial and health outcomes for their communities using the same strategy we are using here.