The Fourth Annual Professional Development Conference
“Building A Community of Professional Learning”
(Attendees registering at last year's Conference)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Malcolm X College
1900 W. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60612
*Attendance at the Professional Development Conference is mandatory for all School Year 2012-2013 instructors.
The 2012 Professional Development Conference activities and workshops will include the following:
About the Documentary"Woke Up Black"
"Woke Up Black" follows five black youth over the course of two years. During this time the viewer witnesses interactions with family members, educational institutions, and the legal and judicial system. Social networking that is critical to the successful development of these youth is highlighted, as is the rare opportunity to hear youth speak out on some of the important and potentially life-altering topics of the day; such as media images of youth, sex and gender, family life, and education. The film underscores the humanity that is shared by all regardless of race or age. To watch a trailer click here.
After School Matters instructors impact the lives of young people every day like those that are shown in the film. This year we will build a professional learning community amongst instructors and it is important to share the successes and challenges we have around deepening relationships with teens. There are great stories out there of how instructors go far and above the call of duty to ensure that a young person knows that someone cares and believes in them. You are the change agents for our young After School Matters clients. For further reading about the themes of the documentary and its director click here.
About the Documentary Subject and 2012 Professional Development Conference Speaker
Carter Tindell-Hall, a graduate of Rauner College Prep in Chicago, is currently a junior at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, studying history and government and law. He is an athlete, playing men's rugby and intramural sports such as basketball and flag football. Carter is also participating in a program called LIME (Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education). Recently he traveled to Madagascar and worked with youth there to improve Malagasy test scores in hopes of enabling them to study in America. This summer he is working as a clerk in the Cook County State's Attorney's office. Carter wants to go to law school and wants to come back home to Chicago for school.
About the 2012 Professional Development Conference Session Facilitator
Deborah Minor Harvey is an organization development expert who founded The Right Source, Inc. in 1989. The firm’s core service areas include capacity building and sustainability planning; management and leadership development; and change management. Prior to forming her consulting firm she held leadership positions in higher education administration and nonprofit management.
Ms. Harvey has contributed to the nonprofit community as an executive director of several Chicago-based nonprofit organizations. She has served on the board of numerous nonprofit organizations, and has been elected vice-chair and chair of several boards. As a consultant in the nonprofit sector, she has coached nonprofit executives in the implementation of capacity building plans. She has led a number of organizations through their strategic planning process and has provided board and leadership development training to a host of organizations. Her expertise extends to the for profit sector where she has developed a global presence providing training and technical assistance support to entrepreneurs in culturally diverse countries such as Macedonia and Kenya.
Video Subject Biographies (as of 8/10/12)
Rosa Lee “Rosey” Johnson is twenty-one years old and currently attending Kennedy- King College on the Southside of Chicago. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; her ultimate goal is to manage her own Interior design firm. By next fall, she will be transferring back to Southern Illinois University (where she began her college career), or a university in the city. Rosey is currently working at Alternatives youth agency as a job coach for the summer program One Summer Chicago.
Morgan Price is currently entering her 5th and final year at the University of Iowa, pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. During the summer of 2012, she completed the SROP/McNair Scholars Program, a fellowship for advanced undergraduate research on the University of Iowa campus. She is preparing to begin the application process later this year to attend graduate school in public health, focusing on injury and violence prevention epidemiology. Ultimately, she intends to complete a Ph.D. program. Morgan’s research as an undergraduate has focused on injury and violence prevention and she intends to continue that research focus in graduate school.
Sheldon Smith has been involved in the non-profit world since the age of 13 when he began working as a community youth organizer in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Two years ago, Smith became a father at the age of 20. Determined to be the best father he could be for his daughter, Jada, he designed The Dovetail Project to bring together resources he found lacking in his own life, and the lives of other young fathers in Woodlawn. The Dovetail Project, of which Sheldon serves as executive director, is a nonprofit organization that empowers young Black fathers ages 17-24 with parenting, life and job readiness skills. Among many other awards for his work on issues facing disadvantaged youth, in July 2011, he was selected as a recipient of the International Youth Foundation’s YouthActionNet Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. Sheldon was awarded the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors against poverty by the Marguerite Casey Foundation (2012) and he will be honored with a Fellowship in Boston in November of 2012 by the Petra Foundation. He is a father, an activist, a role model/mentor, and leader of young Black men.
Ansheera “Ace” Hilliard will enter her senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall of 2012 as an LGBT Diversity Coordinator for University housing, as well as the President of the Kappa Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. Ace is majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies.(If you’re hiring next year, keep Ace in mind!) Ace currently has a good relationship with their great-grandmother, is working to rebuild their relationship with her mother, and is beginning to communicate with her father again. Ace plans to visit Chicago soon to see her much-loved and missed brother, sister, and granny.
“Black Youth Project Research Summary Report”
“Black Racial Identity Development Model” The Tilford Group. Kansas State University, n.d. Web 2 May 2012.