The 2019 Education Summit

March 21, 2019

Early on March 21st, more than 450 community members gathered at the downtown Marriott in Greensboro for the 2019 Education Summit.

Possibility is at our fingertips as plans unfold to take academic and career pathway programs to a new level at GCS. But we know we still have challenges. As a community, we came together to talk about how to leverage our time, talent and resources to better lift up our schools because we know that an investment in our schools is an investment in our community.

Six Spark Awards were given out to organizations and schools who have developed innovative ways of sparking possibility. 2019 Spark Awards went to:

  • Ready for School, Ready for Life
  • Guilford Apprenticeship Partners
  • Men on the Move: N.C. A & T State University
  • HBCU Tours: Motivational Foundation and Communities in Schools of High Point
  • The Dual-Language Program at Allen Jay Elementary
  • The Coding Initiative at Gibsonville Elementary

Mildred O. Poole received the 2019 Margaret Bourdeaux Arbuckle award and we are grateful for her tireless work on behalf of children in Guilford County over many years.

Thank you to everyone who took time to join us this year’s Education Summit. We can’t help but be optimistic about the amazing possibilities that are at our fingertips here in Guilford County!

Take a minute to learn more about one of the 2018 Spark Award  honorees, Action Greensboro and their  project,the Young Professional Educators Academy by viewing the video below!


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