Newsletter Issue 19: Show Your Thanks by Giving, Collabs Innovating Together, OBT and Fellowship Spotlight, Training Opportunities

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Newsletter Issue 19 – November 2017

We’re thankful for all this Network does to improve outcomes for students. We’re thankful to be part of your journey. We’re thankful for you.

Feeling Thankful this Season?

Show your thanks by giving. We’re kicking off the holiday season with ways for you to give back to the Network in whichever ways feel right for you.

1. Share your Magic

2. Be a Mentor

3. Help Raise Dollars

Innovating Together

SSN Collabs Innovating Together

Collabs are in full swing designing and testing change ideas. Check the Collab space on NICO to see what others are up to, and respond to this email to plug in.

New Kids on the Block

Spotlight on Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

OBT Helping young people build careers

“We have performance based outcomes and can see that we can get people engaged in employment, but what are the skills that will allow them for career advancement? We’re aiming for our young people to be connected not just employed; empowered not just recipients.”

Read more about how Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow helps young people build their careers.

Spotlight on Fellows

Alisa France, SSN Innovates Fellow

Alisa France, Opportunity Network, is thinking about how her role contributes to change at OppNet.

Alex Lis-Perlis, SSN Innovates Fellow

Alex Lis-Perlis, C/I, reflects on the tools fellows have been using to see the big picture.

What do students expect from partnership with adults? 


“To be treated as equals and decide things together.”

Students are examining our Network and looking for opportunities to build partnerships and elevate youth voice. Stay tuned for updates.

YAC Student Adult Partnership Responsibilities

Step up your Numbers Game


1. Cornerstone Research is hosting 2 trainings for members. Sign up for an Excel Training or a Statistic Training to learn key functions and crunch some numbers.

2. GiveLively is a new way to raise funds for your organization. Their products drastically improve the online giving experience for donors. Sign up is easy and free, but they are willing to hold a workshop on optimizing this tool. Reply to this email if interested.

3. Torus Teens App is an innovative practical measure to capture attendance and to engage students in tracking their personal progress. Reach out to to sign up and pilot this innovative app.

Looking for something else? We’re always working to bring you opportunities and information that matter to you. Let us know how we’re doing and email with any suggestions.

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Sooah Rho

Sooah is passionate about the power of young people to change their communities. She focuses on identifying ways SSN can continue to grow and cultivate an inclusive network that elevates the most important voices in education: practitioner and youth. Prior to joining SSN, Sooah was a high school English teacher in Oakland, CA where she was awarded Teacher of the Year by Oakland Unified Charter Schools 2016.

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