Upcoming Events – April through June 2019

SSN has so many great opportunities coming up in the next few months! Are you ready to learn about best fit, adult SEL, or youth voice? And don’t miss our biggest, year-end event, the SSN Innovates Expo! Keep these upcoming dates in mind.

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Exploring & Measuring “Best Fit” Breakfast

Tuesday April 2nd, 9:30 – 11AM at 25 Broadway

Practitioners, students, and researchers have all agonized over the term “Best Fit” when it comes to post-secondary opportunities.  In this session, members will tackle this issue together, exploring what “best fit” actually means and approaches to measuring if an institution really is a “best fit” for students.


Apply to Present at the SSN Innovates EXPO!

Proposals due Friday April 26th! Expo: Thursday June 27th, 8:30AM – 4PM.

At SSN, we believe that the solution is almost always “in the room.” The SSN Innovates EXPO is SSN’s year-end event designed to bring together members and other NYC education leaders into one “room” to share solutions to our biggest challenges.

Thus, we are excited to invite SSN members to present at a breakout session at the Expo. Breakout sessions are designed to give SSN members a platform to share their expertise and experience with the broader Network. This is your opportunity to share what’s working and strengthen our collective impact through knowledge-sharing! Apply using this form.

A Creative Approach to Adult SEL

Thursday May 2nd, 9:30 – 11AM at 25 Broadway

As a practitioner, how can you develop your own social-emotional skills so you can support students in doing the same? Learn from SSN member organization Leo & Lulu Fund strategies for tangibly embedding SEL in everyday life and in your work with students.

To stay further updated on future skillbuilding sessions, save this calendar to yours!

Youth Voice 101

Thursday May 23rd, 10AM – 12PM at 25 Broadway

Whether you are looking for some simple strategies to integrate youth voice in your organization, or ways to get involved with Elevating Youth Voice next year, please join us at Youth Voice 101. We will cover the basics of youth-adult partnership and strategize ways to better support our partners leading youth voice efforts.

At our recent Youth Voice Summit, youth and adult partners figured out together how to improve student outcomes. Read SSN’s youth intern Omar’s take on the summit here!

Post-Survey Submission Deadline

Friday May 31st

Members have collected data since August, and now it’s time to round out the second collection period for the post-survey. For paper surveys, they can be dropped off at SSN’s office at your convenience, picked up from your office or location, or delivered for free through FedEx. To arrange a time for drop off or pick up, reach out to Kavya (kavya@ssn-nyc.org) and we’ll confirm with a Google calendar invitation. For delivery via FedEx, see the last page of the Survey Guide 2018-2019. Any questions? Consult the survey guide or email Kavya (kavya@ssn-nyc.org).

SSN Innovates EXPO

Thursday June 27th, 8:30AM – 4PM at location TBA
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At the Student Success Network, we believe that business as usual is not good enough. Closing the opportunity gap in NYC requires a different way of operating: it means creating new ways of connecting with one another, building new avenues for exchanging information, and turning ideas into action. Join us at our year-end event: the SSN Innovates Expo! The Expo is a day-long opportunity for stakeholders across education to create a ripple effect by tapping into the power of a network. Together, we will create new relationships that strengthen the fabric of our ecosystem; deepen their own expertise by building on that of others; and leave equipped with concrete ideas to create a better tomorrow for NYC students.

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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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