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"Our primary goal is to narrow the education gap, but in doing so, we also narrow the social and cultural gap. "
Jaqueline Smethurst

Presentations

Girls Together: Power Through Partnership, presented at the 2013 National Conference on Girls' Education by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools and Wingspan Partnerships

Active Leadership: Innovation and Community Engagement, presented at the NAIS 2012 Annual Conference byWingspan Partnerships and Heads of School Gordon McNeill of Sage Hill School (more) and Janet Durgin of Sonoma Academy (more)

Advancing Your Cause, presented at the NAIS 2012 Annual Conference by Wingspan Partnerships

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Engaging Schools with Local Communities, presented at the NAIS 2012 Annual Conference by Guybe Slangen and Catherine Hunter of San Francisco Friends School and Robert Greene of Marin Country Day School 

Public-Private School Partnerships - For Girls, presented at the 2012 National Conference on Girls' Education by Wingspan Partnerships

 

Articles about Community Engagement

"Partnership Now: A Paradigm Shift in Education" by David Drinkwater and Jacqueline Smethurst, in Independent School Magazine, published by the National Association of Independent Schools

"Classroom Partners: Public and Private Schools Should Unite to Help More Children Fulfill their Potential," by Patrick Bassett, David Drinkwater and Jacqueline Smethurst, in the "Baltimore Sun"

"Quality Public Purpose on a Shoestring," by Tom Little, in Independent School Magazine, published by the National Association of Independent Schools

"A New Era in Service Learning: The Rise of Public-Private School Partnerships," by Jack Creeden, in Independent School Magazine, published by the National Association of Independent Schools

"Reaching Out: Independent Schools Redefine Civic Engagement," by Jody Becker, in CASE Currents, published by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

"A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and success through Civic Engagement," published by Campus Compact

"Educational Access Revisited," excerpts from remarks given at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, in September 2010 by Jacqueline Smethurst

"The Public Purpose of Private Schools," by Al Adams, in Independent School Magazine, published by the National Association of Independent Schools

 

Reference Materials

The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University 

Community SERVICE & SERVICE learning, William Penn Charter School

National & International Organizations for Service Learning, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching

Principles of Ethical and Effective Service from the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University

"Reviving the Goal of an Integrated Society: A 21st Century Challenge," published by the UCLA Civil Rights Project 

Universities with a Focus on Community Engagement, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

 

Professional Networks

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