Career Readiness

High School Reform Film Screening & Panel
April 6, 2016

Presented in partnership by Region 1 Superintendents, Bridging Richmond and Leadership Metro Richmond, school and community leaders gathered to watch Most Likely to Succeed, reflect with one another, and hear reflections from a diverse panel on the topic of high school reform. Energy was high & attendees were eager to reflect — let’s keep that going! Check out the reflections from attendees, Secretary Holton, Bridging Richmond, and more on Twitter: #MLTSfilm, #BridgeRichmond, @BridgeRichmond, and @LMRconnect. Also, keep an eye out for more photos & reflections posted on Twitter & this page. 

Thank you to Amazon Education for sponsoring the reception, and to the planning team for developing an event that sparked terrific conversation! Thank you, also, to our panelists for sharing thoughtful reflections on the film & the current state of regional RVA high school reform: Secretary Anne Holton, Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, Mr. Justin Roerink, Mr. Anthony Washington & Dr. James Lane.

Learn about the panelists

In close partnership, Mr. Drexel Harris of Dominion and Dr. Jason Smith of Bridging Richmond are chairs of the Capital Region Collaborative’s (CRC) Workforce Preparation and Education Action Teams, respectively. The two co-chair areas of overlap, including the formal connecting structure of the Career Readiness Collaborative Action Network (CAN). Dominion serves as the convening partner for the CAN, and Bridging Richmond is the data & continuous improvement partner. Cross-sector community leaders on the CAN and action teams will identify the areas for shared action, individual alignment, and advancement of policy improvement.

“VCU proudly serves as the anchor institution for the Bridging Richmond partnership. We support attainment of all types – certificates, apprenticeships, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, and more – because we all benefit from improving the regional economy and the lives of our neighbors.”
Dr. Gail Hackett, Virginia Commonwealth University Provost

Contact Information

If you would like to get involved with improving career readiness outcomes in our region, please contact Alex Rooke, Project Coordinator at acrooke@vcu.edu.

Network Partners

Dominion serves as the convening partner, with Bridging Richmond as the data & continuous improvement partner. Partners from these organizations and institutions engage in systems- and community-level improvement efforts.