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

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