Read the news story announcing the designation in the Dayton Daily News.
Jennifer Blatz, CEO of StriveTogether, shared the importance of "civic infrastructure" in creating positive, equitable outcomes for students and families.
Stacy Wall Schweikhart, CEO of Learn to Earn Dayton, and Dr. Tom Lasley, Founding Director and Director of Policy for Learn to Earn Dayton, reflected on the past and set a course for future success.
Dr. Reva Cosby, Superintendent of Trotwood-Madison City Schools, highlighted the challenges of COVID and how a partnership with Learn to Earn Dayton helped to get students back on track.
Dr. Chad Sloss reflected on his experience as a Steering Committee member with L2ED's Northwest Dayton Partnership and challenged all community leaders to engage with the residents more deeply.
Geoffrey Canada, President and Founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, discussed the Power of Place approach to successful student outcomes and keeping hope alive in Northwest Dayton.
Vanessa Ward, CEO of Omega CDC, discussed the role L2ED played in capacity building, in support of Omega CDC's recent success and bright future.
Rep. Andrea White, representing Ohio's 36th District, celebrated the success of regional partnerships, like Learn to Earn Dayton, and set a goal to ensure that other communities have the opportunities to replicate the success.
Rep. Tom Young, representing Ohio's 37th District, focused on the science of reading and detailed the critical need for best practices in literacy to be consistently available to all students.