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CIRCLE conference on Federal Policy and Civic Skills

April 18th, 2010
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At the National Press Club, April 29, 2010

Co-sponsored by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy

Agenda

10-11:30am – Welcome and Opening Overview Panel

  • Shirley Sagawa, former managing director of the Corporation for National and Community Service and fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Michael Delli Carpini, Dean of the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Julie Chávez Rodriguez, Director of Youth in the Great Outdoors, Department of the Interior

11:30-11:45 – Break

11:45am-1pm – Concurrent Discussions:

a) Youth, Age 18 and Younger

  • Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools, US Department of Education
  • Ted McConnell, Director, Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
  • Sam Chaltain, National Director, Forum for Education and Democracy
  • Lena Morreale Scott, Senior Program Director, Street Law, Inc.

b) Higher Education

  • Gretchen Van der Veer, director of the Office of Leadership Development and Training, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Decker Ngongang, Vice President for Programs, Mobilize.org
  • Tamara Draut, Vice President of Policy and Programs, Demos
  • Nancy Thomas, Director, The Democracy Imperative, University of New Hampshire

1-2pm – Lunch with Listening Session (Jackie Norris, Senior Adviser, Corporation for National and Community Service)

2-3:15pm – Concurrent Discussions:

a) Out of School Youth (Including Americorps)

  • Jackie Norris, Senior Adviser, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Sally Prouty, President and CEO, the Corps Network
  • Biko Baker, Director, League of Young Voters
  • Col. Robert L. Gordon, III, chair of Mission Serve and Senior Vice President for Civic Leadership, City Year

b) Federal Agencies & Citizens

  • Leanne Nurse, Program Analyst, US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Economics & Innovation
  • Prof. Carmen Sirianni, Brandeis University
  • Elaine Andrews, Director, Environmental Education Specialist, University of Wisconsin Environmental Resources Center
  • Luz Santana, Co-Director, The Right Question Project
  • Lynn Overmann, Deputy Counselor, Access to Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice

3:15-3:30pm – Break

3:30-4:30pm – Concluding Deliberative Session to Select Policy Priorities

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