Better Together: 2011 Spring Meeting Speakers
We’re better, together. It’s almost always true, but at SVP that concept is built into our DNA. It was also plainly evident in the range of stories we heard on June 1, 2011. Check out our speaker videos below.
That was the question Austin McNamee and Bernadette Merikle posed to a room full of 200 SVP community members on June 1, 2011. The Topic? Collective Impact.
How were you first introduced to SVP? We've all got a story. Janet Levinger's started in a Safeway parking lot between two lines of picketers. That moment sparked a passion that led her to become one of our community's most active citizens, and one of SVP's greatest ambassadors.
You gotta walk it like you talk it, or you'll lose that beat. What are the words you live by? Where did they come from? Guided by her father's quirky and profound repertoire of one-liners, SVP Partner and League of Education Voters CEO, Chris Korsmo shares what it means to stand up for education.
"The next 10 years are the most important in the next 10,000." SVP Partner and Groundwire Executive Director, Neal Myrick shares how a single quote took his meandering path and stretched it out towards a clear destination.
How many capable students are missing from our toughest high school classes? In his story, Equal Opportunity Schools founder Reid Saaris shares the numbers, the consequences, and a vision for a different future.
“Most people probably wouldn’t guess that I have thought a lot about teen homelessness. After all, a year ago I probably wouldn’t have guessed it myself.” 14-year old Sophie Ding shares her story and welcomes Social Venture Kids' new Investees: SYLAW and Teen Feed.
What is the most accurate predictor of college completion? Academic performance? You would think so, but actually, family income is a far better indicator. Fifty percent of low income students enter college right after high school, compared to 80 percent in affluent communities. College Access Now strives to change that.