Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead two sessions at the “Connecting Communities for the Common Good” event at the Wayne County Community College in Detroit on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The first session begins at 9:45 a.m., and will feature local community leaders with experience coordinating faith-based and secular programs in partnership with government programs to support schools in the Detroit area. The second session begins at 11:15 a.m., and will engage participants to discuss specific strategies for schools and community-based organizations to form partnerships.
“Connecting Communities for the Common Good” events are being held in towns and cities across the nation to empower communities with information about initiatives and resources available from the federal government. They also provide opportunities for local leaders of faith-based and neighborhood organizations to engage with peers and key Administration representatives.
The event is co-sponsored by the White House of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Departments of Education, and Health and Human Services, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Wayne County Community College district.