20th annual SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 8-13, 2017
Building a sense of community is no longer an option. It is the moment when we all come together, or we fall.
But, what do we mean when we say "community"? Are we talking about changing demographics? Walls? Disparities? Communication? Equity? Social Justice? Is it a powerful tool for solving problems? Is it a call to arms? A movement?
How can developing a sense of community help a school address the "Big Issues" like achievement gaps, disaffected youth, and lack of engagement? Is it a way to generate dissonance, discussion and debate? Is it how we bring together? Is it how we encourage random acts of kindness?
NPLI 2017 will inform and inspire teams as they propose specific ways to build a sense of community in their schools and neighborhoods, towns and cities.
Some of the 20th Annual Summer Institute invited speakers are: Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ; Stedman Graham, Best-selling Author; Caleb Harper, Founder of CityFARM; Casey Camp-Horinek, Native Rights Activist; George Khaldun, Co-Founder of Harlem Children's Zone; Consuelo Kickbusch, CEO of Children Achievement Services; Jerry Kellman, Chicago Community Organizing Mentor to Barack Obama; Darnell Moore, Co-Organizer of Black Lives Matter; Abdín Noboa-Ríos, President of Innovative Consultants; Pedro Noguera, Leading Researcher (UCLA); Peter Senge, Systems Thinking Pioneer; Theresa Weatherspoon, Player Development Director NY Liberty (WNBA).
Questions? Contact Esther Elkouss, Institute Registrar
(646) 524-4616, info @ npli.org
Registering with a check or purchase order? Please complete your online registration HERE and mail your payment or district P.O. Number to:
National Principals Leadership Institute
Attn: Esther Elkouss, Registrar
44 Wall Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(Make check or purchase order payable to National Principals Leadership Institute. For NYC schools, our NYC Vendor Number is NAT158229.)
NOTE: If you want to register now but cannot pay until later, it is ok - but please let us know when you expect your payment will be available. We understand that it takes some time for school districts to process purchase orders. An invoice must be in process prior to admittance to the Institute.