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.

Ruth Obel-Jorgensen

Thrive Paradigm
Senior Partner
With 20+ years of experience and education in the nonprofit social justice sector, Ruth Obel-Jorgensen has worked to create systems change through values-driven leadership and practices that advance equity. As the former executive director of the California School-Age Consortium, Ruth worked in partnership with staff and constituents to design a statewide fellowship for leaders of color, grow the largest network of youth development trainers, elevate base building advocacy efforts, and launch a grassroots philanthropic capacity building initiative. Ruth prides herself in fostering a strong organizational culture that leads with values, acts with integrity, and strives to be and cultivate equity-driven leaders – recognizing that we’re all part of a larger social justice movement. Ruth founded Corazon Catalysts and joined the Thrive Paradigm team to continue to catalyze change. She holds an MSW and CNP.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 28

12:30pm PDT

  • Timezone
  • Filter By Date 2020 Bridge Conference Oct 27 -30, 2020
  • Filter By Venue Zoom
  • Filter By Type
  • Strand
  • Level
  • Age
  • Platform

Twitter Feed