CIES 2015 Outreach and Inreach in the D.C. Community

CIES conference attendees have an opportunity to visit three local schools in the D.C. area (Outreach) to learn about innovative programs taking place at these schools.

In addition to the outreach, Principals, Teachers and Students of these schools have been invited (Inreach) to visit the CIES conference and participate in the following events: International Women’s Day Celebration, Festivalette and Running Girl Art Exhibit.

School visits will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All participants are required to register in advance.

Go here to register. Space is limited. Please register on or before Monday, March 2, 2015.

Pick-up Location: Washington Hilton Terrace Level by the Registration area (Main Floor)


Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy — Tuesday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The Chavez Schools' mission is to prepare scholars to succeed in competitive colleges and to empower them to use public policy to create a more just, free, and equal world.

Guests will participate in a Public Policy Forum event with some of students. The program will go as follows:

Forum Program

Introduction of Students on Panel
Panel Session
Q&A from Guests

Brief event description:

Our Senior Thesis course is the culminating experience of our public policy curriculum, which has three overarching goals:

  1. Equip our scholars with the intellectual foundation to influence policies locally, nationally, and globally.
  2. Empower scholars to bridge the gap between our nation’s ideals and the realities of our times.
  3. Enable scholars to use public policy forums to create a more just, free, and equal world.

Event attendees are invited to experience first-hand the power of a forward-leaning public policy education. At the showcase, scholars will preview their senior thesis topics, discuss pressing domestic and international policy issues, and share with you the impact of this rigorous course of study.

Join us to learn more about our mission and how our unique curriculum is preparing students for success in our 21st century democracy.

Academy of Hope — Wednesday, March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Academy of Hope was founded in 1985 to provide low-income adults high quality basic education that would enable them to earn high school credentials and secure stable employment with living wages. Since then Academy of Hope has grown its programs and services to meet the increasing demands of the 21st century economy, adding computer training, career development and college prep courses to its programs. In 2014 we were granted a charter by the District of Columbia to operate as Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School, serving District adults 18 years and older. Over its history, Academy of Hope has helped nearly 6,000 adults improve their skills and more than 600 adults earn a high school credential.

Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus — Thursday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Cardozo Senior High School was at first a business department organized in 1887 as a part of the high school of the Miner Building. At its inception, the school was referred to as the Business Department and later as the Department of Business Practice. A conference of business men and women, meeting in 1927, addressed the issue of organizing a separate school which would coordinate the commercial high school with various business interests of the community. As a result of the conference, the Department of Business Practice was made a separate school in the Spring of 1928 named for Professor Francis L. Cardozo.

Professor Cardozo was an educator of note in that he advocated education for Blacks in the United States when such a position was unpopular. In 1878 he was appointed to the Treasury Department in Washington, D. C. and became associated with education in the District of Columbia . He was the principal of the Washington, D. C. Colored High School in 1884, the forerunner of Dunbar High School, and remained there until 1896. It was during these years that he directed that portion of the school which was later to become known as Cardozo High School.

School visit will include information session about the school's program for unaccompanied minors.

A special thanks to all the Principals, Teachers and Students!