Press Release for Wednesday, May 7, 2014
UNF Center for Urban Education and Policy Hosts Community Forum
Media Contact: Jessica Scott, Public Relations
Department of Public Relations
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
“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
The forum is free and open to the public. A
RSVP is requested and should be made by Wednesday, May 14, to
or (904) 620-5243.
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.