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Federal and Local Leaders Participate in Town Hall Highlighting D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Summary: 
Last fall, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools (CCPCS) in Washington D.C. as one of 21 grantees to receive a Promise Neighborhood planning grant. On Wednesday, April 27, Secretary Duncan, Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will visit the CCPCS Parkside Campus for a town hall.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and America’s Promise Alliance’s Chair Alma Powell will join representatives from the D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) for a town hall on Wednesday, April 27 at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools (CCPCS) for Public Policy’s Parkside Campus in Washington D.C. CCPCS is one of 21 grantees awarded a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhoods planning grant last fall.

What:
D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative Town Hall

Event Featuring:
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray
America’s Promise Alliance Chair and Honorary Chair of DCPNI Advisory Board Alma Powell
DCPNI Project Director and CEO of Chávez Schools Irasema Salcido
DCPNI Representatives

When:
9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT
Duncan, Powell and Salcido will hold a brief media availability at 10:35 a.m. EDT.

Where:
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools (CCPCS) for Public Policy
Parkside Campus Gymnasium
3701 Hayes St., N.E.
Washington D.C.  

Learn more by visiting the Department of Education's website.