Stamford Cradle to Career Partnership to Host Annual Convening

The city-wide partnership will release its 2017 Community Report

STAMFORD, Conn. (November 29, 2017) — Stamford Cradle to Career(SC2C) is proud to announce its Annual Convening will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the GenRe Auditorium at UConn Stamford (1 University Plaza, Stamford).

SC2C is a city-wide partnership whose goal is to collectively align community resources to ensure equity and excellence in education for all Stamford students.  The event will be an opportunity for SC2C’s community action networks to share their accomplishments from this past year. Superintendent Earl T. Kim will introduce the new Stamford Public Schools Strategic Plan and City of Stamford Mayor David R. Martin will be on hand to speak to the partnership’s value to the city. Event attendees will include educators, representatives from community organizations, representatives from Stamford’s business community, parents and community members.

A highlight of the event will be the keynote address from UConn Stamford Associate Director of Digital Media & Design, Matthew Worwood. Mr. Worwood is known for his innovative work exploring the ways young children interact with technology, and implications for the school experience, focusing on young children who will comprise the class of 2032 and beyond. His address will bolster excitement around SC2C’s work currently underway in Stamford, and will engage attendees to think holistically about the skills needed by today’s students in an ever-changing digital world.

In addition, SC2C’s 2017 Community Report will be released at the convening. The report highlights Stamford Cradle to Career’s goals, approach and accountability, and details the key implementation strategies that led to successes in the past year. The report will delve into data related to the partnerships’ key outcome areas, including Infant Health and Development; Kindergarten Readiness; Early Grade Reading; and Transition from High School to Postsecondary, College and/or Career. United Way of Western Connecticut serves as the anchor and backbone entity providing management and fiscal support for the partnership.

The Convening will begin at 8:30 am on Thursday, December 7. To register for the event, please visit www.uwwesternct.org/sc2c/2017annualconvening. To learn more about Mr. Worwood’s “Class of 2032” project, visit http://classof2032project.com or watch a video introduction here: https://vimeo.com/243761956. For more information about the Stamford Cradle to Career partnership, please visit www.stamfordcradletocareer.org.