Cities of Promise Town Hall

pnet-logo-200wPromiseNet: Toward a More Unified Network?

Time:
6 pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Location:
Yale School of Management

Moderator:
Jack Ford, Co-Founder, The American Education Television Network

Welcome:
Andrew Metrick, Deputy Dean, Yale School of Management

Author:
Rosalind Wiggins, Project Editor, Yale School of Management

Confirmed Discussants:
Dr. Janice Brown, Trustee, The Kalamazoo Promise
Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director, The Pittsburgh Promise
Dr. Gabriella Gonzalez, Sociologist, RAND Corporation
Patricia Melton, Executive Director, New Haven Promise

At the center of the Cities of Promise Town Hall is the case study focused on the national Promise movement, the country’s premier place-based scholarship and economic development program. Representatives of Promise organizations from across the United States will discuss the challenges and opportunities in knitting together the various Promise organizations into a more formal network for collective impact. The town hall will be held in the School of Management’s new campus, Edward P. Evans Hall.

“Promise programs share a big vision and role vital to tackling the challenges facing our nation around college access and success,” said Andrew Metrick, Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Management. “We have already established a relationship with New Haven Promise and its Promising Leaders initiative, pursuant to which our graduate students mentor and develop New Haven Promise’s scholars. We are pleased to assist the Promise community through utilization of our unique Yale case study method in support of this year’s PromiseNet Conference.”

Below is an overview of the Case Study — PromiseNet: Toward a More Unified Network? — authored by Rosalind Wiggins of Yale SOM. Download the full case study.

ABOUT THE PROMISE PROGRAMS
The Kalamazoo Promise: The Big Bang
Pittsburgh Promise: Planting a Wide Foundation
New Haven Promise: Setting the Bar a Little Higher
Say Yes to Education Syracuse: A Different Kind of Promise
Denver Scholarship Foundation: Targeting the Neediest With What They Need Most
El Dorado: Big Hope for a Small City

IS PROMISE A MOVEMENT? SHOULD IT BE?
PromiseNet: The Gathering
Promise Research Consortium
Is There a Movement? Are Opportunities Being Missed?

THE PROS AND CONS OF AN UMBRELLA NETWORK

WHAT FORM WOULD AN UMBRELLA NETWORK TAKE?

MODELS FOR CONSIDERATION
Gateway to College
Teach for All: Designing a Global Network
The Group Of Twenty (G20)