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Moving Us Forward:
At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact
2015 Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference
October 14-16, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey
The 2015 Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) conference will advance our understanding of the intersection of collective impact and community engagement. This conference will highlight emerging theory and practice in place-based collective impact initiatives. ERCC aims to provide a forum to showcase the strategic engagement of faculty, students and the wider higher education community as vital agents to social change. Below are two sneak peaks at the conference content:
Opening Keynote Address: Jeanna Keller Berdel
“At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact”
Jeanna Keller Berdel, a Senior Strategy Officer at the Lumina Foundation, works primarily on pre-college access issues for underserved populations. Her current work focuses on strategies for sixty percent of the adult population to attain a postsecondary education by the year 2025 through regional/metro networks and community organizations. Her other major responsibilities include supporting a major Lumina Latino Student Success initiative in four metro areas.
The Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s work focuses on mobilization of key players in higher education and metro communities to increase postsecondary attainment.
Closing Presidential Panel: Newark City of Learning Collaborative
“Transforming a City Through High Level Collaboration”
Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor – Rutgers University – Newark
Dr. Joel Bloom, President – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Gale Gibson, President – Essex County College
Dr. Brian Strom, Chancellor – Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences
Honorable Ras Baraka, Mayor – City of Newark
With the goal of assisting 25% of the city’s population attain a post-secondary credential by the year 2025, the higher education community in Newark is banding together with other sectors in the city of Newark to achieve this goal. The Newark City of Learning Collaborative is comprised of the Council of Higher Education in Newark along with 60+ agencies and institutions representing philanthropy, local and state government agencies, and corporate partners to use educational opportunities to inspire city-wide change in the city of Newark.
Visit compact.org/ercc for more details on Pre-Conference Institutes and registration! We hope to see you there.