Keeping the Promise: Higher Education and Afghan Newcomers

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- Add to Calendar 2022-03-04 13:00:00 2022-03-04 14:00:00 Keeping the Promise: Higher Education and Afghan Newcomers Join the U.S. Department of Education on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 1 pm EST for a conversation about how the higher education community can support Afghan newcomers and other refugee groups. Our nation’s institutions and systems of higher education serve our communities in many capacities: as education and training leaders, as connectors and conveners, as housing providers, and much more. Higher education plays a vital role in shaping our country and increases opportunities for upward and social mobility. This webinar will explore how higher education partners can extend their services to Afghan evacuees and refugees more broadly and support their successful transition into our country and respective communities. We will learn how our institutions and systems are rising to the occasion and providing an array of supports and opportunities to Afghan evacuees, such as school supplies for children, housing, workforce development, translation services, etc. Finally, we will also discuss how our education system can support them in pursuing new skills and credentials.   Guests include:  Diya Abdo, Every Campus A Refuge and Guilford College Shelly Calabrese and Ali Schaeffing, Russell Sage College Jennifer Fish, Old Dominion University Patty Perillo, University of Maryland Anthony Ruiz, Nevada State College Nancy Zimpher, National Association of System Heads  Register today HERE.  We also invite you to submit questions in advance of the webinar on the registration page. For questions about this event, please write to KeepingthePromise@ed.gov. Online Online noreply@air.org America/New_York public

Join the U.S. Department of Education on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 1 pm EST for a conversation about how the higher education community can support Afghan newcomers and other refugee groups.

Our nation’s institutions and systems of higher education serve our communities in many capacities: as education and training leaders, as connectors and conveners, as housing providers, and much more. Higher education plays a vital role in shaping our country and increases opportunities for upward and social mobility.

This webinar will explore how higher education partners can extend their services to Afghan evacuees and refugees more broadly and support their successful transition into our country and respective communities. We will learn how our institutions and systems are rising to the occasion and providing an array of supports and opportunities to Afghan evacuees, such as school supplies for children, housing, workforce development, translation services, etc. Finally, we will also discuss how our education system can support them in pursuing new skills and credentials.  

Guests include: 

  • Diya Abdo, Every Campus A Refuge and Guilford College
  • Shelly Calabrese and Ali Schaeffing, Russell Sage College
  • Jennifer Fish, Old Dominion University
  • Patty Perillo, University of Maryland
  • Anthony Ruiz, Nevada State College
  • Nancy Zimpher, National Association of System Heads 

Register today HERE.  We also invite you to submit questions in advance of the webinar on the registration page.

For questions about this event, please write to KeepingthePromise@ed.gov.


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