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Join Us as we Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Phasing Up to New Possibilities

Charlotte, NC– September 20, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m, join the Johnson C. Smith University School of Social Work, as we Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the Phasing Up to New Possibilities Program. JCSU graduates of the Phasing Up Program will be the MAIN FEATURE of the celebration. As the first nationally recognized Historically Black College or University to provide a university-wide, comprehensive set of support services for students who have experienced foster care and homelessness, JCSU is proud of the success our students have experienced. Register Here!

Day At a Glance

8:30 – 9:00      Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10      Welcome & Introductions, Helen T. Caldwell & Patricia Newell

9:10 – 9:30      “A Call to Action” by Heidi McIntosh, CEO First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA

9:30 – 10:30     Student & Alumni Panel and Q&A Discussion

10:30 – 10:40   Break

10:40 – 11:15   Biddle Institute & Sit Lux Presentation

11:15 – 11:50   Jarrett Pratt, M.Ed., Director of Student Success

Pratt Center of Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

12:00 – 1pm    Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Monica Pantoja

Executive Director of the nsoro Educational Foundation, Atlanta, GA

1:15 – 2:00       Collaboration and Partnership at the University of South Carolina:

Discussion by Andrea Williams, Assistant Director of Transfer & Special

Populations and Gamecock Gateway

Morgan Ruebusch, M.Ed. Coordinator of Gamecock Gateway Student

Success Center, University of South Carolina

2:00 – 2:10      Break

2:10 – 2:30      Dr. Kenisha Thomas, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

2:30 – 2:45      Concluding remarks and wrap-up


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