Always seeking to improve education for all of America’s inner-city children, Gesu School launched our Annual Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education in 1997 to bring together educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders to tackle the tough issues in urban education. From our first moderator, the late Tim Russert, to outstanding panelists like Stedman Graham, Joe Klein, and Paul Tough, the annual gathering brings together top thought leaders to stimulate productive conversation and empower educators and the community for our work in the field. The symposium is another way we strive for the Magis at Gesu!
You’re invited to Gesu’s Virtual 25th Symposium. This year’s topic is Surviving and Thriving: Supporting Our Teachers in These Challenging Times. Keynote Speaker Rob Evans, Ed.D. will outline practical ways to reduce stress and restore hope both individually and as a school community. Join us on November 2, 2022 at 5pm ET for this motivational conversation with Q&A. Learn more and register.
Event sponsorships are available.
Sponsorships enable Gesu School to serve as a thought leader and to host this event free of charge to the public. View sponsorship opportunities here. For more information, contact Bartley Jeannoute, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at 215-613-4138 or Bartley.Jeannoute@gesuschool.org.
Recaps, videos, and transcripts from our past symposia:
2021 Working Together to Manage Pandemic Stress in Our School Communities
2020 A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi
2019 Social Justice & Education: The Role of Educators in Building a School's Capacity to Meet Student Needs
2018 Everyday Heroes: Unveiling the Power of Educators
2017 Our Kids Are Not Broken: Empowering Traumatized Youth with Keynote Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg
2016 Cultural Responsiveness in the Urban Classroon
2015 Tragedies and Current Events: Helping Students Understand What They See, Read, and Hear in the News
2014 The Journey Through an Independent School
2013 The Hidden Power of Character
2012 Financing Futures: The Funding Challenges Facing Inner-City Catholic Schools
2011 Educating Inner-City Children in the 21st Century
2010 Closing the College Gap: What Can Universities, Schools and Communities Do?
2009 Transforming Inner-City Education: Faith-Based Schools? Charter Schools? Magnet Schools? Renaissance Schools? Is There One Answer?
2008 Transforming Inner-City Education: Lessons in Leadership
2007 Inner-City Education: What’s Old? What’s New? What’s Next?
2006 Transforming Inner-City Education: Can an Early Start Change the Outcome?
2005 How Colleges and Universities Can Partner with Faith-Based Communities to Serve Urban Children in Need
2004 Transforming Inner-City Education: Lessons from the Entrepreneurs
2003 Educational Reform: What’s Next?
2002 Children Learning Amid Stress
2001 Research and Roadblocks to Developing Young Readers
1999 The Urban Child in Peril: Can Literacy Change the Outcome?
1998 Do Faith and Vouchers Mix?
1997 Inner-City Education: Are Faith-Based Schools an Answer?