By Mario Tarradell, Public Relations & Marketing Manager
The numbers speak volumes: By 2020, 64 percent of jobs in the United States will require education beyond high school, and 35 percent will require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Yet in Dallas, only 13 percent of high school students graduate with the readiness to triumph in a post-secondary educational environment.
And as 80 percent of K-12 students in Texas stay within their local communities after they graduate high school, these educational barriers are affecting not only the students and their families, but also the entire neighborhoods they call home.
The time is right for a call to action. Business, community and civic leaders are invited to attend “Educational Attainment: A Pathway to Prosperity,” a breakfast forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to be held Feb. 23, 2016 from 7:15 to 9:45 am at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl Street.
Speakers for the event include Alfreda B. Norman, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Rob Kaplan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Florence Shapiro, Board of Trustees, Communities Foundation of Texas; Ann Stern, President, Houston Endowment; Gigi Antoni, President and CEO, Big Thought; Todd Williams, Executive Director, Commit! Partnership; and Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up.
Topics include “Student Success and Leadership,” “Out of School Time: Access to Quality Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom,” “Collective Impact: Aligning for Success,” and “Introducing Year Up!”
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. To register, please click here. We hope to see you on the morning of February 23, 2016.