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School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

Bridge Conference Registrants: Within 12 hours of registering, participants will receive an email from Sched inviting you to create and/or log into your Sched account so you can create your personalized schedule and prepare to attend the event. Check out our Attendee Guidance Checklist for more info on "how" to show up to this virtual event.

This schedule was updated most recently on 10/20/20.
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Jeannie Nist

Communities In Schools of Washington
Associate Director
Federal Way, WA
Jeannie Nist is the Associate Director for Communities In Schools of Washington State. In her role, Jeannie supports the growth of new CIS programs and coordinates statewide advocacy across the CIS network. Jeannie began her career as an educational advocate for children in NYC’s foster care system. She joined TeamChild in 2005 as a Skadden Fellow in the Pierce County office providing civil legal services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and then served as TeamChild’s statewide training and advocacy coordinator. Jeannie later served as TeamChild’s Grants and Partnership officer, cultivating relationships with local foundations and funders. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. She lives with her family in Tacoma, and is an active volunteer in her community.
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