CPPS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON
MARCH 16, 2018, 11:30am-1pm
Northwest African American Museum 2300 S. Massachusetts Street Seattle, WA 98144
Come be inspired by The Power of Community with our speakers Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder, Director of Equity and Family Engagement, Shoreline School District, and Donte Felder, Orca K-8 Head Teacher, Seattle, and Founder, Columbia City Youth Theater Group.
This year, we are raising funds to provide leadership training alongside basic technology skills for families that need education access and engagement. Join us to make a difference !!
Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder is currently the Director of Equity and Family Engagement in the Shoreline School District and was an educator in Seattle Public Schools for 16 years. She is also a former foster parent and a published author. She specializes in race and equity; primarily the achievement gap occurring with African American students. She piloted the Creative Schools Initiative through Arts Corps and is a firm believer that the arts creates pathways and builds equitable outcomes for student engagement and academic success.
Donte Felder is fueled and inspired by the students he teaches at Seattle’s Orca K-8. Besides exploring the formation of the United States and the philosophy of story, Felder is energized by the many possibilities that are presented when writing a screenplay. Felder is a graduate of Goddard College (MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on screenwriting). In 2017, Felder was awarded a Neighborhood Matching Grant and produced a social justice conference, a theater production, and a graphic novel for the City of Seattle. This year he will continue his collaboration with the Intiman Theater to produce vignetts from the stories of our community. Felder will also produce his play Blerds’ Comics and Cafe this summer as well as move into his first film, Rhymes and Revelations
At CPPS of Seattle, we educate, engage and mobilize parents to promote equitable, quality public schools. OUR PLEDGE: We learn from each other so that schools can meet students’ diverse needs.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR WORK:
- Parent Volunteer Mentorship, recruiting and support for volunteer tutors
- A Better Way: The Charles Rolland Initiative for Public Engagement
- Parent Engagement Program, a full spectrum of training
- Parent Line, our blog
THE RIPPLE EFFECT: One parent can nurture dozens of students in schools that most need to close the gap. Imagine the impact of 100! We train parents as tutors while also nurturing their leadership skills, so they, in turn, can mentor other parents who want to make a difference.
We’ve trained hundreds of people, at dozens of schools, across multiple languages – reaching into some of the most diverse neighborhoods in our state.
DID YOU KNOW? Family ties are essential – as important as school leadership and professional capacity of the faculty. Turns out that when it comes to dramatically improving, and sustaining, student achievement, schools really can’t do it alone. Read more, here.