Wendy Kopp - Founder of Teach for America
Founder and CEO, Teach for America; Author, A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All
Dr. Colleen Wilcox, Board of Governor and Executive Director, Alliance for Teaching - Moderator
On Teach For America’s 20th anniversary, founder Kopp draws on the experiences of the organization’s 25,000 teachers and alumni who, driven by passionate belief in their students’ potential, have set out to accomplish what most think is impossible. Through engaging stories from the front lines of the achievement gap, Kopp offers a provocative exploration of what’s driving the unprecedented success in a growing number of low-income communities’ classrooms, schools and districts. She will identify what she firmly believes will provide transformational education – education that changes the academic and life trajectories predicted by children’s socioeconomic backgrounds and our nation's future.
Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: In association with the Oshman Family JCC, the Youth Science Institute and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Part of the Innovating California Series, sponsored by Chevron.