With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the country is taking a huge leap forward from No Child Left Behind and focusing now on “college and career readiness for all.” In alignment with this new objective, Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s leading and most effective organization at preventing high school drop outs, is launching its first-ever Alumni Leadership Network (ALN) to provide post-graduate personal and professional development support for the organization’s alumni.
To mark the launch of the ALN, Communities In Schools and The 74, a nonprofit, non-partisan news site covering education in America, will be co-hosting a Twitter Town Hall focusing on the continued support high school graduates need as they enter college and the workforce, and where they can turn for help.
WHAT: Twitter Town Hall on the continued support students need after they graduate from high school and begin navigating college and career, and how organizations and students are building those communities of support. Whether you graduated two years ago or twenty, you most likely remember the mixed sense of euphoria and uncertainty. Please join us to share your thoughts!
WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 3-4pm EST
HOW: Follow #TownHallTalk on Twitter. Monitor the conversation here. Participate by tweeting your thoughts and answers, or retweeting and favoriting content using #TownHallTalk
More About the Alumni Leadership Network
Launching on Thursday, May 19, CIS’s new network is led by alumnus Rey Saldaña, a Stanford University graduate who currently serves on the San Antonio City Council. “The Alumni Leadership Network is a vital program to help Communities In Schools alumni stay on track after graduation,” said Saldaña. “For alumni who are first-generation high school graduates, they may not have anyone to guide them. The Alumni Leadership Network can help provide support so that our students continue to have success.”
The ALN’s community will live on LinkedIn and members will get access to exclusive offerings such as:
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Working directly in more than 2,300 schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. For the 2015-2016 school year, Communities In Schools served nearly 1.5 million students and successfully helped 99 percent of our case-managed students stay in school.