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2008 Summit


High Schools & Careers: The New Value Proposition

The High Schools & Careers: The New Value Proposition summit’s goal was to make career ambition and career knowledge a core part of the high school experience and an essential component of high school reform. National thought leaders from business, education and human services sectors assembled to develop a common platform for reform. Resulting outputs are listed below. This information should be distributed and used to galvanize conversation and capacity for transformation.

At The Summit
Agenda List of Participants
Event Summary Sponsors
Transcript Presentation
Opening Plenary Willard Daggett, EdD
Closing Plenary
Work Sessions
Transcript Presentation
Pathway Pathway
Building Blocks Building Blocks
Milestones Milestones
Anatomy of a Dream School Anatomy of a Dream School
Press Coverage
Jewish Healthcare Foundation and United Way of Allegheny County launch "Pathways to Health Careers Fellowship"
Press Release, April 29, 2008

Pittsburgh JHF and United Way join forces for at-risk youth
POP City, April 30, 2008

Health care industry tries to attract youth
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 30, 2008
What's Next?
  • A detailed analysis of Summit recommendations and subsequent plans of action will be completed July 2008 as an edition of ROOTS, a special publication by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. If you would like to provide information relevant to this process, please contact us.
  • The Center for Career Learning (CCL), an Initiative of Health Careers Futures, has been formed to advance, among employers, schools and community organizations, strategic collaboration that build career awareness and enhance student preparation for work in the regional healthcare industry.
  • The Center for Career Learning’s website – the primary gateway for providing resources and tools that build regional capacity for career learning, support student engagement and promote models for career and academic preparation – will be launched July 2008.
  • The United Way of Allegheny County (UWAC) initiated a joint two-year Pathways to Health Careers Fellowship program with the Center for Career Learning. Please visit United Way of Allegheny County for more information on the RFP process. This program is funded by UWAC and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

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