Schedule of Events 2015


Friday, September 25th, 2015

8:15 - 9:00am         Check-in and Light Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15am         Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 - 10:15am       Keynote Address - Lindsay Chase-Lansdale: "Expanding Opportunities for Parents and Children Simultaneously: Two-Generation Education Programs"

Two-generation programs serving parents and children simultaneously are not new, but there is renewed interest and significant program expansion across the nation. In this talk, Chase-Lansdale will focus on two-generation programs that intentionally connect education and job training programs for parents with high quality early education for their young children. Chase-Lansdale will also highlight the theories and research behind "Two-Gen 2.0" programs and engage with representatives of local two-generational efforts that aim to expand the life opportunities for children and parents. The results shared will showcase opportunities for innovation and collaboration to better support the success of children and parents together.

10:15 - 10:30am     Parent Reflections - Juega Conmigo Program Parents

10:30 - 10:45am     Break

10:45 - 12:00pm     Panel Discussion: "Moving Parents and Children Beyond Poverty Together in Dallas." Moderated by Susan Hoff (United Way of Metropolitan Dallas) with Panelists Jerry Hawkins (Zero to Five Funders Collaborative), Fernando Figueroa (DCCCD), and Tori Mannes (ChildCareGroup)

12:00 - 1:15pm       Lunch and Table Discussions

1:15 - 1:45pm         Wrap Up and Next Steps. Led by Suzanne Smith (Social Impact Architects)