Public Education Task Force meeting – 2/15/07

Children, Youth & Families (CYF) Working Group

WGCYF-021507Discussed on Thursday:
– building relationships with the new administration
– learning from other cities (report: New York City’s Disconnected Youth; CYF’s trip to New York with Mayor Fenty; )
– shared goals
– possibilities for regional collaboration around an age group or issue
– supporting the push for better cross-agency data
– DC government’s truancy task force (Truancy in the district is four times the national average)
– and more

Looking Ahead:
Feb. 23 – WG’s Children, Youth & Families Working Group quarterly meeting (Guest: Deputy Mayor for Public Education Victor Reinoso)
March 26 March 27 – DC Gov’t Summit: “Reconnecting Disconnected Youth”
March 28 – Kickoff meeting: The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region’s Greater Washington Education Initiative

Join us!
Grantmakers interested in participating in Washington Grantmaker’s CYF Working Group should call Director of Public Policy Carolynn Mambu at 202.939.3433.

At the table: *
Banyan Tree Foundation
Diane & Norman Bernstein Foundation
Carter and Melissa Cafritz Charitable Trust
Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Community Building Institute
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Community Youth Investment Trust Corporation
DC Education Compact
Fannie Mae Foundation
Fight for Children
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Philip L. Graham Fund
George Preston Marshall Foundation
Meyer Foundation
Moran Family Foundation
World Bank
* If you didn’t sign in we may have missed you–our apologies!