National Briefing on Mayoral Leadership for
Building Equitable Pathways to Postsecondary and Workforce Success
NLC President and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola hosts Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States (2009-2017) and Honorary Co-Chair of the Biden Foundation
Monday, May 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NLC-NACo City-County Leadership Conference Center
660 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington DC 20001
Reception immediately following the program
Please join the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families for a national briefing and town hall on the power of mayoral leadership in building equitable pathways to postsecondary education and the workforce.
Over the last two years, with generous support from the Kresge Foundation and in partnership with LinkedIn, six cities – Austin, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Corpus Christi, Texas; Houston; Jacksonville, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee – have collaborated with NLC to generate innovative and scalable models using multi-sector partnerships, policy levers, and data for advancing equity and economic growth.
Municipal leaders from the six cities will discuss their accomplishments and engage with participants in a town hall conversation about the impact of their leadership. In her keynote address, Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States (2009-2017) and Honorary Co-Chair of the Biden Foundation, will share her insights on the crucial role that community colleges can play in aligning degree and certificate programs with local industry needs and in preparing traditionally disadvantaged and underserved populations for emerging jobs in their communities. Dr. Biden has been an educator for over three decades and is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College, having taught there since moving to Washington, D.C. in 2009.
NLC President and Little Rock, Arkansas Mayor Mark Stodola will share his vision for the future of work as the forces of technological innovation and globalization reshape the workforce needs of local employers and the skills that residents will need to compete in the job market.
We hope you will join us for what promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking afternoon. For questions regarding this event, please contact Audrey M. Hutchinson, NLC’s Director of Education and Expanded Learning, at email@example.com or 202-626-3053.
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