August 03, 2012

New Heights Summit 

Friday, Aug. 3 – 9 AM to 1:30 PM

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DC Department of Human Services (DHS), DC Public Schools (DCPS), and the Student Support Center (SSC) will host a professional summit highlighting the New Heights program and their collaborative efforts to support expectant and parenting students in the completion of their high school education. 

The New Heights program is a school-based initiative that engages expectant and parenting students in 15 DC high schools (13 DCPS and two DC Public Charter Schools). The program seeks to improve the attendance and graduation rates of these students prepare them for college or careers, and prevent subsequent pregnancies.


  • DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray (invited)
  • DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier
  • DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson
  • DHS Administrator, Economic Security Administration Deborah Carroll
  • SSC Executive Director Carolyn Gardner
  • Panel of students who participate in the New Heights program

WHEN:          FRIDAY, AUG. 3 – 9 AM to 1:30 PM

  • 8:30 AM    Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 AM    Speakers and panel discussion
  • 10:30 AM Workshop Sessions 
  • 12:30 PM   Learning and networking lunch


Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC


  • Elected officials
  • Policymakers
  • Professional service providers
  • Constituents and stakeholders


  • Participate in workshop sessions that you can apply to your work with expectant and parenting students
  • Build relationships with colleagues in the field to enhance your work
  • Hear success stories from expectant and parenting youth who have stayed in school
  • Learn what services and supports help keep expectant and parenting students in school
  • Listen to strategies used for collaboration among staff from multiple agencies


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