Join the Mayor's Education Summit!
The Mayor's Education Summit Community Conversation series took place
all over the city to collect ideas from students, parents, and advocates
about how the City of Seattle can help improve educational opportunities
for all children and youth in Seattle. The last Community Conversation
is at the end of April. And then you are invited to the Mayor's
Education Summit where you'll hear a summary of the top ideas and
suggestions gathered during the two-month-long community conversation
The Mayor and education experts will present actions the City can take
to reduce the education disparities among our children and close the
achievement gap so all kids can succeed in school. "Perhaps the greatest
challenge we face in addressing the opportunity gap is the persistent
disparities in our public schools," said Mayor Murray. "This is not just
the responsibility of the Seattle school district. All of us have a
responsibility to support the success of these students. These children
are our children and we must not fail them."
The last time the City convened an Education Summit was in 1990, when
then Mayor Norm Rice established a deeper partnership between the City,
Seattle Public Schools and education advocates. City residents came
together to propose a new support for students and educators, the
Families & Education Levy.
The Mayor's Education Summit will take place on Saturday, April 30 at
Garfield Community Center (2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122).
Space is limited. Please RSVP today!
We are also seeking volunteers to help out with the Mayor's Education
Summit to be held at Garfield Community Center on Saturday, April 30,
2016. Volunteers will be needed largely for shifts between 8:30 am and
3:30 pm on April 30, as well as a few hours for setup on the Friday
evening prior. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out
this online Volunteer Sign-up Form, and we will contact you with additional information.
For more information about volunteering at the Summit, please contact
Stacey Jehlik (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.684.8266).