The California Endowment Center, Oakland, CA

May 30-31 2019

The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), National League of Cities Reengagement Network, The Corps Network, the Institute for Educational Leadership, and local partner organizations will be hosting a joint Opportunity Youth Mid-Year Forum. The primary objectives are to:

  • Provide leading-edge professional development and program quality development for leaders and front-line staff
  • Promote coordination among different networks and groups across the youth employment and education field
  • Discuss and inform relevant state and federal policy agenda(s)
  • Strengthen supports and services for key populations such as undocumented youth, youth with disabilities, and justice system-involved youth.

Attendance & Session Proposals

Connections: The Mid-year forum will bring together 100+ participants from throughout the country to share ideas and insights. Come network with directors, practitioners, counselors, policy makers and researchers looking to advance the field. 

Programming: This convening will heavily emphasize discussion and peer learning, which will take place in the form of sessions, workshops and plenaries on both days. Want an opportunity to expand your leadership and professional skills? Then register today! 

Advocacy with Underserved Populations: Session focuses will be focused on underserved populations such as gang-involved youth, youth with disabilities and undocumented youth. Do you have thoughts? Want to learn more about collaborating with and serving these populations? Then register today!

 

Session Proposals: If you would  like to propose a session, please complete this Google Form here by February 28th, 2019. We will contact individual proposers by March 14th to confirm sessions. Please note the registration fees are $150 for session leaders and are not waived. Youth leaders are especially encouraged to propose sessions!

Registration and Lodging

Please register before March 29th to take advantage of our Early Bird rate of $150 for NYEC members. After March 29th the rate will be $200. There are a number of nearby hotel options around the area including the Oakland Marriot City Center, Courtyard Oakland Downtown, etc.

If your organization would like to become a sponsor of the Forum, contact Thomas Showalter (thomas.showalter@nyec.org) to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship. Click here to learn about the benefits of sponsorship!

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Rashaun.bennett@nyec.org

Testimonials from 2018 NYEC Annual Forum

What did you find most valuable from the Forum?

 

"Good mix of practitioners, intermediaries, policy experts, etc. from across the country; broad array of workshop topics."

What did you find most valuable from the Forum?

 

"Connecting with colleagues and learning about other models/best practices."

What did you find most valuable from the Forum?

"I always love the networking and getting to hear from and engage with people from all over. I also really like the dine arounds."

What did you find most valuable from the Forum?

 
 
 

"The opportunity to learn from exemplars from across the country and to have protected time with my team to discuss issues in our specific context."

What did you find most valuable from the Forum?

 
 
 

"The sharing of information and resources, as well as results from complex collaborations. Really glad for the ability to go to the deeper questions rather than seeking the easy fixes."

What did you find most valuable from the Forum?

 
 
 
 

"Thank you! I felt it was very well organized for the amount of content delivered, just wish I had had a sense of all the activities earlier (which I know is very hard). I look forward to next year!"