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Alverno College will host its annual Community Conference on Friday, April 22, as part of the college’s Alum Teach & Learn Weekend. This year’s theme is “Building a Stronger Milwaukee,” and participants will explore the challenges facing the city and potential solutions in regards to safety, education and community development. The conference will be held in-person with virtual options.
The event will begin with a keynote panel featuring three highly regarded community leaders with decades of collective experience. Panelists include:
- Sister MacCanon Brown, a nationally recognized champion and advocate for the homeless with decades of experience serving the community and helping to meet the needs of thousands of homeless individuals.
- Dr. Howard Fuller, a nationally known distinguished professor of education, founder/director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University and former superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
- Marjorie Rucker, executive director of The Business Council, Inc. (TBC), and chair of the Ethnic & Diverse Business Coalition (EDBC), who has nearly 20 years of community and economic development experience in Milwaukee.
The panel will be moderated by James Causey, an award-winning reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who has spent more than 30 years generating community conversations on urban youth, mental health, employment, housing and incarceration.
The annual day of learning, which provides an opportunity for the extended Alverno community to share research, new initiatives and best practices, includes workshops, discussions and creative activities. Fourteen breakout sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including food insecurity, urban agriculture, community organizing, health equity, voter registration and education, sustainable business and more.
For more information about the 2022 Alverno Community Conference or to register, visit https://www.alverno.edu/community-conference. Additional questions can be directed to the Alverno Assessment and Outreach Center at 414-382-6020 or email@example.com.
The event is sponsored by the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation.
About Alverno College
Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College promotes the academic, personal and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 areas of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology, school psychology, music therapy, music and liturgy, and business are open to women and men.
A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has earned international accolades for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The college, Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, ranks among the top schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the country’s most inspiring college.
Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college.