Press Release for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

UNF Center for Urban Education and Policy Hosts Community Forum

Media Contact: Jessica Barber, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

The Center for Urban Education and Policy at the University of North Florida will host a community forum at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the media center of Jean Ribault Senior High School located at 3701 Winton Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. The event, celebrating the Center’s second anniversary, is designed to be a conversation between the University and the community on issues in urban education and is a follow-up to the first 2012 forum.

 

“We look forward to sharing our progress with the community and gathering the best ideas for how to work collaboratively to address the needs of our local schools,” said Dr. Larry G. Daniel, UNF College of Education and Human Services dean and executive director of the Center.

 

The agenda will focus on the most effective avenues for the Center to deepen its community partnerships to improve urban education. Speakers will include UNF President John Delaney and Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti. Delaney will speak about UNF’s commitment to community-engaged service and research, while Vitti will discuss UNF’s role in the school district’s education improvement plan.

 

The Center, an arm of UNF’s COEHS, is funded in part by the Robinson Eminent Scholar Endowment, which was founded by the late Frederick Schultz, philanthropist and community leader. It aims to mobilize the human capital and research capacities of the University to enhance the educational experiences and life quality of young people in the urban community.

 

The forum is free and open to the public. A RSVP is requested and should be made by Wednesday, May 14, to  m.trapp@unf.edu or (904) 620-5243.

 

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.

 

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