THIS FRIDAY: Why Affordable Housing is Good for Students and Schools

Post date: Oct 11, 2011 6:36:46 PM


October 11, 2011

Contact: Mary Rouleau 703.859.0452


9th Annual Thomas P. Leckey Forum

Bricks and Books: Why Affordable Housing is Good for Students and Schools

This year's forum will explore the impacts of affordable housing on

education, both for the student and the local school. A summary of the

latest research will be presented along with a look at how affordable

housing impacts the diversity of school systems. Best practice examples of

integrating housing and education planning and on-site programs to assist

students will be described. Local government and school officials will

offer their perspectives on the ideas and programs presented.

Friday, October 14, 2011

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

NRECA Conference Center

4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia


1:00 p.m. Welcome and framing the discussion

Panel 1: Overview 1:15pm

Maya Brennan, Senior Research Associate, Center for Housing Policy,

Washington DC - Review of research on positive impacts of affordable housing

on student performance

Dr. Alison Denton, Facilities Planner, Arlington Public Schools- Affordable

housing and school diversity

Panel 2: Best practices 2:15 pm

Jennifer Endo, Director of Resident Services, AHC, Inc,- After school

educational programs at affordable housing communities

-Aisha Farooq and Henry Morales-AHC students

-Timothy Cotman,

Jr.-Minority Achievement Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools

Hon. Laura Morrison, City Council Member, Austin, TX - Building the local

government-school partnership

Panel 3: Where Can we Go From Here? Views from Community Leaders

3:15pm-Perspectives and response to comments from other panelists and the


Hon. Sally Baird, Arlington School Board

Hon. Kerry Donley, Vice Mayor, Alexandria

Hon. Catherine Hudgins, Fairfax Board of Supervisors

Takis Karantonis, Executive Director, Columbia Pike Revitalization


4:30 -5 p.m. Reception and networking