We are excited to host our 2nd convening of charter school leaders of color! Join us for peer networking, school leader-led sessions and workshops to advance our national Action Agenda!
May 10-11, 2019
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Travel scholarships available.
 

Speakers

Margaret Fortune
Margaret Fortune

President and CEO, Fortune School of Education and Board Chair, California Charter School Association

Maya Woods-Cadiz
Maya Woods-Cadiz

Superintendent, American Indian Model Schools

Jorge Lopez
Jorge Lopez

CEO, AMethod Public Schools

Darryl Cobb
Darryl Cobb

Partner, Charter School Growth Fund

Rafiq Kalaam Id-Din
Rafiq Kalaam Id-Din

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ember Charter Schools

Daniela Anello
Daniela Anello

Head of School, DC Bilingual (Washington, DC)

Jonathan Johnson
Jonathan Johnson

Founder, Rooted Charter School (New Orleans, LA)

Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart

CEO, Wayfinder Foundation

Sharif El-Mekki
Sharif El-Mekki

Principal, Mastery Charter School and Founder, The Fellowship – Black Male Educators for Justice

Charles Cole
Charles Cole

Founder, Energy Convertors

Raymond Ankrum
Raymond Ankrum

Superintendent, Riverhead Charter School

Agenda

Friday, May 10, 2019

Time Session Title Speakers
7:30 AM Depart from Marriott Oakland
8:00 AM BAY AREA CHARTER SCHOOL VISITS

See innovative teaching and learning models in schools led by charter leaders of color!

    • American Indian Model Schools
    • AMethod Public Schools
  • Maya Woods-Cadiz, Superintendent, American Indian Model Schools
  • Jorge Lopez, CEO, AMethod Public Schools

 

11:30 AM Buses ARRIVE BACK TO MARRIOTT OAKLAND
12:00 PM REGISTRATION and WELCOME LUNCH

Join us for lunch to kick off the convening!

  • Kimberly Smith, Trish Dziko and Lauren Bryant, National Charter Collaborative
  • Stacey Childress,CEO, New Schools Venture Fund
  • Melanie R. Brown, Senior Program Officer US Policy, Advocacy & Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
1:00 PM TOWN HALL: Achieving Powerful Outcomes for Marginalized Students
  • Margaret Fortune, CEO, Fortune School of Education and Board Chair, California Charter School Association
  • Rafiq Kalaam Id-Din,Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ember Charter Schools
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM NATIONAL ACTION AGENDA: Starting the Work!

FOR SCHOOL LEADERS ONLY

Update on the progress and workshop on funding opportunities

  • Darryl Cobb, Partner, Charter School Growth Fund
  • Rafiq Kalaam Id-Din,Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ember Charter Schools
  • Kimberly Smith, Trish Dziko and Lauren Bryant, NCC
  • Collective Action Steering Committee
5:15 PM BRIEFING
6:00 PM EVENING SOCIAL: Community Building + Consultancy Circles

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time Session Title Speakers
8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 AM 8 BLACK HANDS PODCAST LIVE!

Powerful podcast from 4 Black men passionate about educating Black minds in a country that has perpetually failed them.

  • Raymond Ankrum — Superintendent, Riverhead Charter School
  • Charles Cole – Founder, Energy Convertors
  • Sharif El-Mekki — Principal, Mastery Charter School and Founder, The Fellowship – Black Male Educators for Justice
  • Chris Stewart – CEO, Wayfinder Foundation
9:15 AM BREAK
9:30 AM LEADING LOCAL ADVOCACY FOR YOUR  SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS

NCC leader local advocacy toolkit, training and pitch sessions

10:45 AM SNEAK PREVIEW! NATIONAL LEADER OF COLOR CAMPAIGN!

Our Communities, Our Schools, Our Future

  • Daniela Anello – Head of School, DC Bilingual (Washington, DC)
  • Jonathan Johnson – Founder, Rooted Charter School (New Orleans, LA)
11:30 AM LUNCH AND DEPARTURE

Grab your lunch, your campaign SWAG and head home

11:45 AM COLLECTIVE ACTION STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING