Upcoming Events

THURSDAY, AUG 16, 2018

10:00 AM

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Informational Tour
During this informational event, we will begin with a short introduction about the unique BASIS Curriculum and how it progresses from our Early Learning Program through the Symbiotic Classroom in elementary school, to our diverse offerings in our middle and high school years. Our admissions team will then take you on a tour of our facility so you can get a feel for our unparalleled learning environment, including our classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasium, art studio, auditorium, student lounge, and more! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0c-7P80
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Brooklyn

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(718) 643-6302

COST:

Free

RSVP

1:00 PM

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays at Spark!
August 2018 Drop-In Play Come inside and cool off with these drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on August weekends in our Studio. Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore art making materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Feel the summer vibes at SPARK as we soak up the sun and celebrate the last warm days of the season. Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5 Peacock fans Cool off at Spark and make an origami fan to beat the August heat! Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12 Shooting Stars Craft your very own shooting star out of paper and mixed media art supplies that keep your creativity soaring! Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18 Hot Air Balloons Make a textured highflying hot air balloon out of colorful paper and sensory-rich art supplies. Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25 Jellyfish Windsock Combine everyday recycled materials with a little imagination and create a colorful jellyfish windsock. All programs subject to change. info: brooklynkids.org/spark
WHEN:

Aug. 16, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Spark by BCM - 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum

7188522470

COST:

Pay What You Wish Thursdays!

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5:30 PM

First Friend Kick-off Celebration, Memphis
New Memphis First Friend is a free initiative that connects new-to-Memphis young professionals, in particular new to Memphis educators, to local Memphian peers who serve as early personal ambassadors and helps facilitate their immersion into the city of Memphis. A curated calendar of events is scheduled to showcase Memphis assets for the first friends to explore the city together, one event per month.
WHERE:

BRIDGES, 477 North 5th Street Memphis, TN 38105

CONTACT INFORMATION:

New Memphis

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6:00 PM

Leveraging Community Voice
At Leveraging Community Voice, the Momentum Memphis Task Forces will meet again to take the next step in securing wins for our children and communities. We will host an advocacy workshop on direct messaging to elected officials who possess the power to implement the policies and practices our students need to be successful. We’ve built a foundation with at least ten education champions. Now we must take the next step to ensuring that the children of Memphis and Shelby County are their top priority. With new leadership comes the new opportunity and need to engage in fresh conversations about educational equity through funding and community investment, social and emotional needs of students, the school to prison pipeline, and strategic opportunities for student success. Our August Momentum Memphis meeting is a great place to start these conversations. We invite all newcomers to join one of our Task Forces for an engaging night of advocacy. Our staff, facilitators, and members are looking forward to your input. The only question is - Where will you make an impact? Graduation Success for College and Career Community Investment for All Youth Facilities and Funding Our Students Deserve Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline
WHEN:

Aug. 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Crosstown Concourse Church Health Community Room

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Amani Thomas

901-300-3565

COST:

Free, Dinner and childcare provided

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FRIDAY, AUG 17, 2018

10:00 AM

City Year Denver Opening Day 2018
City Year Denver is welcoming our 8th AmeriCorps class to serve Denver Public School students during the 2018-2019 academic year! Our 75, 18-25 year old AmeriCorps members will be serving over 4,000 students in the 9 Denver Public School partnerships. These young individuals focus on student Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance to ensure students are on track to graduate from high school on time.
WHEN:

Aug. 17, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHERE:

North Wynkoop Plaza at Union Station 1701 Wynkoop Street Denver, CO 80202

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ethan Kirkwood

303.226.4875

COST:

Free

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4:00 PM

Drop the Mic Poetry Symposium, Memphis
The Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Syposium is designed for creatives to use their art for activism by taking a stand on important social issues today based on the foundations of the Civil Rights Movement of our past. This is the fifth year the Museum has hosted the Poetry Slam, and is continuing the two-day experience. With the Symposium on the first day, the intent is to not only serve as a platform of expression, but also as a forum for creative solutions on important issues. Organizations working to bring about positive social change are invited to raise awareness and help artists bridge the gap between speaking “truth to power” and grassroots organizing and authentic activism. ***Educators, seasoned artists and slam champions are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for the Drop the Mic Syposium on Friday, August 17, at the National Civil Rights Museum. A stipend is provided. Deadline for proposals is June 29, 2018.**** The Poetry Symposium will feature: * A MasterClass with a seasoned artist * Workshops constructed along four tracks of Poetry as – Activism, Youth Voice, Technique, and Business * A Keynote message from a top artist * A panel of discussion of seasoned artists for an audience Q&A * Wrap up with an Open Mic for workshop participants and facilitators To be a workshop facilitator or to just attend the Symposium and register for sessions, click on the link in the tickets tab. EVERYTHING IS FREE!
WHEN:

Aug. 17, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE:

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

CONTACT INFORMATION:

National Civil Rights Museum

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MONDAY, AUG 20, 2018

9:00 AM

Wilson Fundations – Kindergarten
Wilson FUNdations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children. Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities. Furthermore, targeted small group intervention is available for students in the lowest 30th percentile.
WHEN:

Aug. 20, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

NYC Charter School Center: 111 Broadway, Suite 604, NY NY 10006

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patrick Keyes

212-437-8336

COST:

269.00

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TUESDAY, AUG 21, 2018

9:00 AM

Wilson Fundations – 1st Grade
Wilson FUNdations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children.br> Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities. Furthermore, targeted small group intervention is available for students in the lowest 30th percentile. REGISTER HERE: https://nycsped.org/event/wilson-fundations-1st-grade/
WHEN:

Aug. 21, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

NYC Charter School Center: 111 Broadway, Suite 604, NY NY 10006

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patrick Keyes

212-437-8336

COST:

269.00

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WEDNESDAY, AUG 22, 2018

12:00 AM

BASIS Independent Manhattan PreK–8 Information Session
Join us at our upcoming Information Session to learn what exactly sets us apart from other private schools in New York City. At this event, you will learn about our acclaimed PreK–8 program, hear from our Head of School, meet faculty and staff, and get to know enrolled families. Don't forget to ask about our transportation options! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0cS5zH0
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Manhattan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(347) 305-4960

COST:

Free

RSVP

9:00 AM

Wilson Fundations – 2nd Grade
Wilson FUNdations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children.br> Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities. Furthermore, targeted small group intervention is available for students in the lowest 30th percentile. REGISTER HERE: https://nycsped.org/event/wilson-fundations-2nd-grade/
WHEN:

Aug. 22, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

NYC Charter School Center: 111 Broadway, Suite 604, NY NY 10006

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patrick Keyes

212-437-8336

COST:

269.00

RSVP

5:00 PM

Brooks Museum of Art Teacher Open House, Memphis
Join us for a free open house for teachers! Teachers of all grades and subjects are invited to explore the museum and pick up resources for your classroom. - Make your own art - Enjoy light refreshments - Learn how to schedule a free Brooks field trip - Explore the galleries using an interactive guide - Be entered into a prize raffle - Receive a special pass to return for FREE with up to five family members. No reservations required.
WHEN:

Aug. 22, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WHERE:

Brooks Museum of Art

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mary Webster

901-544-6215

COST:

Free!

RSVP
THURSDAY, AUG 23, 2018

9:00 AM

Wilson Just Words
Wilson Just Words is a highly explicit, multi-sensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4–12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The program is designed for students with below-average decoding and spelling scores and should be combined with other literature-rich programs. REGISTER HERE: https://nycsped.org/event/wilson-just-words/
WHEN:

Aug. 23, 9:00 AM to Aug. 24, 4:00 PM

WHERE:

NYC Charter School Center: 111 Broadway, Suite 604, NY NY 10006

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patrick Keyes

212-437-8336

COST:

429.00

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1:00 PM

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays at Spark!
August 2018 Drop-In Play Come inside and cool off with these drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on August weekends in our Studio. Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore art making materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Feel the summer vibes at SPARK as we soak up the sun and celebrate the last warm days of the season. Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5 Peacock fans Cool off at Spark and make an origami fan to beat the August heat! Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12 Shooting Stars Craft your very own shooting star out of paper and mixed media art supplies that keep your creativity soaring! Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18 Hot Air Balloons Make a textured highflying hot air balloon out of colorful paper and sensory-rich art supplies. Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25 Jellyfish Windsock Combine everyday recycled materials with a little imagination and create a colorful jellyfish windsock. All programs subject to change. info: brooklynkids.org/spark
WHEN:

Aug. 23, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Spark by BCM - 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum

7188522470

COST:

Pay What You Wish Thursdays!

RSVP

4:30 PM

UEA New Teacher Social, Memphis
United Education Association is hosting a social for new Shelby County Schools teachers. There will be free food and drinks, giveaways, raffles, and a scavenger hunt.
WHEN:

Aug. 23, 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Railgarten, 2166 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

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WEDNESDAY, AUG 29, 2018

7:00 PM

Free Webinar – NYC Public High School Admissions: Fall 2018 Keys to Success
If you are a middle school family or school counselor/leader/PTA member anticipating the Fall 2018 admissions season, this webinar is for you. In this FREE webinar, you will learn about: Your summer is over - now what? Timeline: What to expect and when, and how to keep track! Myths vs. reality Applying to specialized & selective high schools, and the SHSAT Practical next steps to put in place immediately Changes for this year Key resources you should be using Leveraging your school counselor How to avoid round 2 & appeals (content subject to change) Presenter: Maurice Frumkin is President of NYC Admissions Solutions and former Deputy Executive Director of High School Admissions with the NYC Department of Education (DOE). Maurice has counseled hundreds of families on the HS admissions process, and while with the DOE he supervised the SHSAT administration and trained and supported dozens of school counselors throughout NYC on all aspects of the HS admissions process. Maurice is a frequent lecturer at schools and PTA meetings across the city. NYC Admissions Solutions helps families and schools navigate K-college public and private school admissions.
WHEN:

Aug. 29, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Webinar

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Maurice Frumkin, NYC Admissions Solutions

3477092258

COST:

Free

RSVP
THURSDAY, AUG 30, 2018

1:00 PM

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays at Spark!
August 2018 Drop-In Play Come inside and cool off with these drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on August weekends in our Studio. Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore art making materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Feel the summer vibes at SPARK as we soak up the sun and celebrate the last warm days of the season. Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5 Peacock fans Cool off at Spark and make an origami fan to beat the August heat! Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12 Shooting Stars Craft your very own shooting star out of paper and mixed media art supplies that keep your creativity soaring! Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18 Hot Air Balloons Make a textured highflying hot air balloon out of colorful paper and sensory-rich art supplies. Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25 Jellyfish Windsock Combine everyday recycled materials with a little imagination and create a colorful jellyfish windsock. All programs subject to change. info: brooklynkids.org/spark
WHEN:

Aug. 30, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Spark by BCM - 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum

7188522470

COST:

Pay What You Wish Thursdays!

RSVP

6:00 PM

Frayser Community Meet & Greet, Memphis
The Frayser Community PTSA is hosting a back-to-school meet and greet with education leaders, parents, teachers, and students. Invited guests include Frayser-area elected officials and Sharon Griffin of the Achievement School District. There will be door prizes including a Chromebook tablet. For more information and to RSVP contact R. Dowell at (901) 601-8840 or [email protected]
WHEN:

Aug. 30, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins

COST:

Free

THURSDAY, SEP 13, 2018

12:00 AM

BASIS Independent Manhattan PreK–8 Information Session
Join us at our upcoming Information Session to learn what exactly sets us apart from other private schools in New York City. At this event, you will learn about our acclaimed PreK–8 program, hear from our Head of School, meet faculty and staff, and get to know enrolled families. Don't forget to ask about our transportation options! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0cS2LW0
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Manhattan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(347) 305-4960

COST:

Free

RSVP

5:30 PM

Join Chalkbeat for a night of hilarious and heartbreaking storytelling by teachers
Listen to true stories from Indy area educators told live at this free event at the Tube Factory Artspace! Indianapolis' sixth Teacher Story Slam kicks of the school year with hilarious, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales from Hoosier teachers. Co-sponsored by Big Car CollaborativeChalkbeat Indiana, and Teachers Lounge Indy. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
WHEN:

Sep. 13, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

1125 S. Cruft St., Indianapolis, IN 46203

COST:

Free

FRIDAY, SEP 14, 2018

5:00 PM

Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning
Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning is a casual outdoor walk-about at which guests enjoy small plate tastings of garden-to-table fare. The garden-fresh theme of the event originates from the Clayton focus on the importance of health and nutrition in their comprehensive approach to early childhood education. Moonbeam Harvest features a collection of local chefs, each creating an original recipe including a fresh produce ingredient that is grown on the Historic Clayton Campus. Adding to the festive atmosphere, guests at Moonbeam Harvest will enjoy a special appearance by basketball legend, Chauncey Billups. A Denver native who grew-up in the Park Hill neighborhood, Billups rose to sports stardom with career highlights that include an NBA Championship and MVP honors.
WHERE:

Historic Clayton Campus, 3801 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Candice Leary-Humphrey

303.953.6759

COST:

$150 for individual tickets; sponsorship packages are available.

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TUESDAY, SEP 18, 2018

6:30 PM

The Succeeds Prize
Mark your calendar for the biggest night of the year for Colorado educators: The Succeeds Prize! A collaborative effort between Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and mindSpark Learning, The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators. This live, one-of-a-kind awards celebration is sponsored by Colorado's business community and kicks off a year-long effort to strengthen our state’s public schools. Colorado educators are the night's VIPs and will have access to our exclusive Teachers' Lounge with signature drinks, snacks, and party favors. Join us for another year of celebrating the best in public education and rewarding Colorado's top schools & educators.
WHERE:

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jamie Trafficanda

8184291144

COST:

FREE

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WEDNESDAY, SEP 26, 2018

9:30 AM

WE Day U.N.
WE is hosting its second annual WE Day U.N. at the Barclays Center on September 26th, 2018. WE Day U.N. is a free, full day event that will bring together over 15,000 students from across the NY Tristate region to celebrate public service and inspire civic engagement. Local youth will take the stage along with world renowned humanitarians, celebrities, and musicians. In the past we've had people such as Prince Harry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Michelle Obama, Charlize Theron, Selena Gomez, and Alicia Keys on the WE Day stage, just to name a few. These celebrity figures all come together to inspire students to take action on issues they're passionate about and celebrate positive change in their communities. Registration for this inspiring event is currently open to schools in the New York Tri-State area who have taken part in service activities over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. For more information and to register, please visit the WE Day U.N. registration page here: https://www.we.org/2018/04/09/we-day-un-fall-2018/
WHERE:

Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

WE (we.org)

347-633-1609

COST:

Free for middle and high school students (and their educators) who participated in service-learning activities.

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THURSDAY, SEP 27, 2018

6:00 PM

Scholars Unlimited’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
We're celebrating! In the summer of 1993, one dedicated volunteer at Hallett Elementary School put together a literacy tutoring program for 20 young students who were struggling readers. The success of that program spurred the creation of Summer Scholars. And now, we're celebrating 25 years of creating brighter futures of children in our community. So much has changed in Denver over the past 25 years -- but what has remained constant at Scholars Unlimited is that we are unlimited in our commitment to helping young students build foundations for academic and personal success. Unlimited in our belief that the children we serve can reach their full potential. Unlimited in our gratitude for all of the community partners and donors who have helped thousands of scholars over the past 25 years. And unlimited in our excitement as we look forward to our future. JOIN US on September 27, 2018 at History Colorado to celebrate the success of this program and help us look forward to elevating the future for children in our community! Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available: https://bit.ly/2uWpnsf
WHERE:

History Colorado Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kelly Craugh

303-381-3743

COST:

$250 for individual tickets; sponsorship opportunities available

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THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018

5:30 PM

Denver Scholarship Foundation Annual Gala 2018
Join us for the Annual Gala 2018 – Supporting DPS students on their journeys to and through college Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has changed the life trajectory of more than 6,300 Scholars since its founding in 2006. Our strategic investment in the community has provided $36 million in scholarships to graduates of Denver Public Schools who are enrolled in Colorado’s universities, colleges, and technical schools. Join us to celebrate and connect with DSF Scholars, learn more about our nationally-recognized programs, and hear inspirational remarks from Former US Senator Hank Brown. Brown’s longstanding commitment to the state of Colorado and our education system provides unique context for his presentation on the role of education in revitalizing America. Tickets and sponsorships are available at denverscholarship.org/gala.
WHEN:

Oct. 11, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Latia Henderson

COST:

Varies

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THURSDAY, OCT 25, 2018

9:00 AM

2018 NYSED Parent Academy
Working Together to Support ELLs/MLLs on the Road Towards High School Graduation Audience: Assistant Principals, ENL/Bilingual Coordinators, School Leadership Teams, Parent Advocates, PTA Members, CBOs, Adult Education Staff, Parent Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Teacher Assistants, Parents/Families and other personnel that work with English Language Learners (ELLs)/ Multilingual Learners (MLLs) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9ubmEUkc27MgUYJ&Q_JFE=0
WHEN:

Oct. 25, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE:

New York University

CONTACT INFORMATION:

James F. Rodriguez

866-509-5921

COST:

FREE

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SATURDAY, NOV 10, 2018

6:00 PM

Gingerbread & Jazz for Early Connections Learning Centers
The party of the holiday season, Gingerbread & Jazz, returns with extraordinary jazz music, signature cocktails, elegant buffets, delightful desserts and dancing in a unique venue - the Historic Day Nursery in Colorado Springs. The evening also includes the crowd-pleasing Gingerbread Masterpiece Challenge; a two-hour live “battle of the chefs” for the most incredible giant gingerbread house! The spectacular houses are offered at live auction immediately after the competition. Join us in ensuring all children in our community, regardless of family income, have access to high quality early education.
WHERE:

Historic Day Nursery 104 E Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Melissa Willers

719-381-4805

COST:

$150 per ticket

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THURSDAY, NOV 29, 2018

11:30 AM

City Year Denver Business Luncheon
This networking event engages and honors business leaders in our community who are uniquely making a difference in education.
WHEN:

Nov. 29, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (1350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ashleigh Arnall

3032264882

COST:

Sponsorships Available

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