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McKnight Foundation Family Engagement Grantee Convening

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:00 PM

Event Purpose & Description The purpose of this convening is to learn from and with you about what is going well and what is challenging in your work, the issues which are coming up in your work and the types of support you and the communities you engage with would like and/or need to address these issues. The half-day convening will provide an opportunity for you to share your expertise and experiential wisdom with the McKnight Foundation and your fellow grantees, and contribute to the future direction of McKnight’s Education program. A light breakfast and a full lunch will be provided. Why Attend At the McKnight Foundation, we value learning from our community partners to inform our current and future work. We have recently begun looking more deeply at our learning practices, exploring how these practices shape our thinking and action, and determining where we can continually improve. Our new Strategic Framework conveys a deep commitment to learning that comes from diverse sources of knowledge. We appreciate, and give value and credibility to, knowledge and wisdom that comes from the experiences of community as well as from academic research. Participation & Logistics This convening is 100% optional and not a requirement as a McKnight grantee. Out of respect for your time, McKnight will waive 2019 annual narrative reports for grantees who choose to attend. (The Foundation may still require brief financial reporting). Please share this invitation with two (and no more than three) staff from your organization who you think should participate in the discussions on April 11. We encourage leadership or staff working directly with parents to participate as opposed to staff with roles dedicated solely to advancement or fundraising roles. Please indicate any dietary preferences you have so that we can provide nourishing meals for everyone. Email Latosha Cox at lcox@mcknight.org. Please let us how we can make this convening as convenient and comfortable for you as possible. For example, would you like a space for prayer? A mother’s room? In order to make the convening as relevant as possible for participants, we have developed a brief pre-convening survey . This should take no more than 3-5 minutes to complete, and we would be grateful for your insights! McKnight has contracted with TerraLuna Collaborative to facilitate this event and support the Foundation’s follow up learning and communication.

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