Agenda

 
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Tuesday, October 9

Westin Times Square

Registration
12:00-1:00PM
Registration, lunch, and networking
Welcome
1:00-1:40PM
Warm up for a packed two days together. Featuring John Galante, Year Up New York’s Executive Director.
The Power of Cities: How Local Leaders Scale
What Works

1:40-2:40PM
A panel of experts will explore how, amid a complex national political climate, cities are increasingly stepping up to address the opportunity gap in locally-relevant ways. Featuring Michele Jolin (CEO and Co-Founder of Results for America) and Joe Fuller (Co-founder of the Monitor Group). Moderated by Patrick Guerriero (Civitas Public Affairs Group).
Break
2:40-3:00PM
Maximum Impact Through Partnership
3:00-4:30PM
The talent field where Year Up sits is changing and to stay relevant, we are evolving. Our response is possible through collaboration with innovative community colleges, cutting-edge corporate partners, and community leaders. This working session will capture the groups’ knowledge and ideas to continue our evolution in service of Opportunity Youth.
CEO State of the Movement
4:30-5:30PM
Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, will excite, inspire, and inform in his keynote address. We will have significant time for Q&A to ensure attendees are clear on our strategy for the coming years.
Cocktail Reception and Dinner
6:00-9:00PM
Break bread, network, and have some fun. Featuring keynote speakers, Deval Patrick (Former Massachusetts Governor & Managing Director, Bain Capital) and Greg Walton (IT Support Engineer, MIT & Year Up Alumnus)
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Wednesday, October 10

Microsoft Technology center

Breakfast
7:30-8:00AM
Welcome
8:00-8:15AM
The Alumni Movement
8:15-9:00AM
Our 14,000 alumni are earning promotions, buying homes, growing families-- and building a movement. Hear directly from our Alumni on how they are partnering with Year Up to take action to close the Opportunity Divide.
Inclusive Leadership: Engaging & Advancing Opportunity Youth
9:00-10:30AM
Through the lens of supporting Opportunity Youth, attendees will explore the relationship between inclusive leadership, the evolving talent market place, and filling the talent gap.
Break
10:30-10:50AM

Diving Deeper into the Movement: Breakout Session 1
10:50AM-12:00PM
Breakout options include:
• Growth through partnership: Understanding the Professional Training Corps
• Research, Development, and Reaching Transformative Scale
• New Board Member Orientation (Limited attendance)
• College Leadership: Part 1 (Invite only)
Lunch & Networking
12:00-1:00PM

53% Earnings Gains: It Pays to Invest in Opportunity Youth
1:00-1:40PM
In new groundbreaking research, Year Up has demonstrated the largest initial earnings gains of any workforce program in the U.S. through a gold-standard randomized controlled trial. Learn more about what these unprecedented results mean for young adults, Year Up, and the broader workforce field.
Taking Action: Breakout
Session 2

1:40-3:00PM
Breakout options include:
• Igniting our Boards
• Talent Pipeline Case Studies
• College Leadership: Part 2 (Invite only)
Going Forward Together
3:00-4:00PM
Develop action plan to put our learnings and ideas into action in the field.