Network for Impact
Education Success Network
27Jun

Network for Impact

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"You need to network to have impact" - Scott Cooper, Partnership to End Poverty

This June, Education Succes Network hosted, Network for Impact, our first engagement event to invite and welcome in the next generation of leadership and involvement. As an innovative, homegrown partner for schools and organizations, we are a basecamp for visionary professionals to connect, share ideas to drive systems level change, incubate initiatives to improve student success,  and develop strategies to reach all families with high quality educational options. 

We were honored to welcome more than 70 of Rochester's rising and visionary professionals who, as Alexander Del Monte stated in his welcome, are "interested in becoming involved with creating meaningful opportunities for kids in Rochester."

Courtney Winslow is engaged with Education Success Network on many levels and she illustrated in her introduction what “getting involved” means. She has supported the organization as an enrichment coach for kids in foster care, organized a backpack drive to purchase 80+ backpacks for RCSD students, and is now transitioning into Board involvement. Courtney celebrated achievement with students, families, and teachers at our school #33 and Discovery Charter School afterschool programs this spring. Before turning over the floor to Richard Sands, Courtney urged young professionals that, "Education has the power to elevate Rochester." 

In his inspiring keynote, This is Innovation: Creating Opportunities for Rochester ChildrenFounding Chairman Richard Sands framed Education Success Network as an organization explicitly "oriented toward creating quality educational opportunities for the underserved." Amid statistics that paint an urgent picture of the need for change and support, Mr. Sands implores "we need the next generation's input, leadership, and involvement... to make the type of progress that we can and we will make. And that's what you're here for." See the video:

 

Joseph Martino, Education Success Network CEO, highlighted our philosophy that there are many approaches and not a singular solution for education in Rochester. We are an intentional and purposeful partner; Joseph noted our collabo rations with the Rochester Libraries, Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, Young Women's College Prep, and other organizations who align with our mission to support student success. 

Attendees were inspired to sign on to share their time and skills, as well as join Support Our Students (S.O.S.) Education Success Network's in-kind giving group supporting urgent student needs in real time. We appreciate the time and support of all who made Network for Impact a success. Thank you especially to our hosts, The Sands Family, The Del Monte Family, The Del Monte Hotel Group, and Grappa Italian Nouveau.  

 

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