In many cases, a great conversation can be the first step to action. When people from different perspectives and places come together to talk about something we all care about – like education – who knows how many brilliant ideas might be hatched?
On March 31, United Way is asking America to do just that. We’re hosting the United Way Education Town Hall (10 am - noon ET). We’ll have a live conversation – online and offline – with hundreds of Americans who care about education. We’ll join parents, students and teachers to talk with national education leaders, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC.
The conversation will kick off the national report we’re unveiling, Voices for the Common Good: America Speaks out on Education, which will contain findings from a listening tour of communities across the country, focus groups and a national survey on education. We’ll also talk about what United Way could do in response, especially in terms of recruiting people with the passion and commitment to make a difference.
Hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, the Education Town Hall will be a chance for anyone to be part of this conversation. The event will be webcast at the town hall website, but you can join the conversation in progress! Visit the United Way Town Hall website.