- March 02, 2020
- 8:30 am - 10:00 am
- Holland & Knight LLP
Join the Social Innovation Forum on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 8:30-10:00 am for the Social Issue Talk "Supporting Student Success Through Authentic Family Engagement." Breakfast will be provided.
Karen L. Mapp, EdD, is a Senior Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Mapp’s research and practice focus has been on the cultivation of partnerships among families, community members, and educators that support student achievement and school improvement. She served as the co-coordinator with Professor Mark Warren of the Community Organizing and School Reform Research Project and as a core faculty member in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EDLD) program at HGSE. She is a founding member of the District Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement as well as the National Family and Community Engagement Working Group. Dr. Mapp is a trustee of the Hyams Foundation in Boston, MA, and is also on the board of the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in Washington, DC. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Mapp served as a consultant on family engagement to the United States Department of Education in the Office of Innovation and Improvement.
The 1647, Inc. prepares educators to engage families in authentic partnerships that are essential to student success. They aim to shift the landscape of the education sector in Massachusetts so that family engagement is a core component of pre-service and in-service training in schools and out-of-school-time programs.
ABOUT THE SPRING SOCIAL ISSUE TALK SERIES
This Spring, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will continue our annual Social Issue Talk Series. We will hold eight free educational events across the city where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts in our social impact community and our 2020 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.