NEWS RELEASE: NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott and Youth Commissioner Mullgrav to Give Keynotes at Conference

The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) and Pace University’s School of Education have partnered to host the 2011 PASE Conference at Pace’s New York City campus at One Pace Plaza on Monday, July 18, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Chancellor Dennis Walcott of the NYC Department of Education and Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development are the keynote speakers. (Left: Chancellor Dennis Walcott).

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NYC Schools Chancellor Walcott and Youth Commissioner Mullgrav to Give Keynotes at Conference on After School Programming July 18 at Pace University New York City campus

Latest trends in after school programs to be examined and taught

New York, NY – July 11, 2011 –  The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) and Pace University’s School of Education have partnered to host the 2011 PASE Conference at Pace’s New York City campus at One Pace Plaza on Monday, July 18, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Chancellor Dennis Walcott of the NYC Department of Education and Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development are the keynote speakers. More than 350 participants are expected.

“Afterschool: Leadership, Program, Impact,” the only conference of its kind in NYC, offers 39 interactive workshops and panel discussions as well as networking for youth practitioners and educators, foundations and advocacy groups. Leading practitioners from the afterschool field will share resources like the Afterschool Youth Outcomes Inventory, a comprehensive tool for use in assessing and articulating program impact on youth. Some workshops satisfy School Age Child Care (SACC) regulations for child care program development credits.

To register or to find out more about the 2011 PASE Conference at Pace University, please visit the PASE website at www.pasesetter.org. Conference fees are $100 for the first participant from an organization/school and $30 for every participant thereafter. For grassroots organizations with budgets of $250,000 or less, limited scholarships are available. Media admission by press pass.

Conference Strands and Workshop Descriptions

“Afterschool: Leadership, Program, and Impact” will address critical aspects of providing and sustaining high quality afterschool programs.

Leadership – Effective leadership is imperative to any successful organization. Topics covered in this strand include capacity building for small agencies and afterschool leadership.

Program – Content is at the core of every afterschool program in order to be engaging, fun, and educational. Topics covered in this strand include global learning, violence prevention, college prep, and social/emotional learning.

Impact – Workshops will focus on outcomes, results, and quality in afterschool programs with tools for measuring and communicating impact.

A complete list of workshops and descriptions can be found at: http://pasesetter.org/conference/documents/2011PASEConference_WorkshopDescriptions.pdf.

Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav

About The Partnership For Afterschool Education (PASE)

The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) is a child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs, particularly those serving young people from underserved communities. An innovative pioneer in the development and advancement of the afterschool field, PASE was formed in 1993 to professionalize afterschool services so that providers could deliver consistent, high-quality programming to youth and increase their capacity to meet the needs of their communities. PASE is committed to providing the more than 1,600 organizations in its network with the support they need to provide the 500,000 young people in New York City’s afterschool programs with the high-quality services they deserve.

About Pace University

For 105 years, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Contact:

Chris Seamens, Communications Associate

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)

cseamens@pasesetter.org

Ph: 212-571-2664 ext.243

www.pasetter.org