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Fifth Annual G2 Urban-Suburban Conference, Nov. 15

  • Published: November 09, 2011

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Dr. Bruce Gilberg at (585) 244-5970

Fifth Annual G2 Urban-Suburban Conference, Nov. 15

Nazareth College is proud to host the 5th annual G2 (Generation Two) Urban-Suburban Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Bolgen Vargas, Superintendent of the Rochester City School District. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Humanizing Relationships Between Our Schools and Our Communities”. The conference will take place on Tuesday, November 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This conference is free and open to the public and will take place at Nazareth’s Shults Center Forum, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Gilberg at (585) 244-5970.

After the keynote, a panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Bruce Gilberg and includes panel members Dr. Walter Cooper, scientist and educator, Dr. Rollie Adams, President of the Strong Museum, Jeff Newland, Executive Director of Rochester Mentors, and Inger Williams, G2 Research Director. The conference will be co-hosted by Nazareth College’s Center for Civic Engagement.

G2 is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a strong, close-knit community between older adults and children in the Rochester area. Children and adults are paired with one another for weekly 30-minute meetings in which relationships are built through conversation and play in the classroom. The program is intended to give children a center of emotional and social support in order to succeed in and out of the classroom, providing a means of hope and success for each child’s future.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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