“Tweeting for an Hour” to Discuss Postsecondary and Workforce Success

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Click here to watch the livestream of National Briefing and click here to watch Mayoral Addresses from the six cities who participated in our Kresge-funded work. 

Over the last two years, with generous support from the Kresge Foundation and in partnership with LinkedIn, six cities – Austin, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Corpus Christi, Texas; Houston; Jacksonville, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee – have collaborated with NLC to generate innovative and scalable models using multi-sector partnerships, policy levers, and data for advancing equity and economic growth.

Earlier this month, this scope of work was celebrated with the National Briefing on Postsecondary and Workforce Success along with NLC President and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States (2009-2017) and Co-Chair of the Biden Foundation.

While the event’s robust program included panel discussions from invited local leaders and highlighted remarks from Audrey M. Hutchinson, Director of Education and Expanded Learning in NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, and Clifford M. Johnson, Executive Director of the Institute, not everyone had the chance attend the briefing.

Enter Twitter: In May’s installment in our monthly series, the Education and Expanded Learning team hosted a Twitterchat to continue and engage our networks in a discussion about our Kresge-funded work and thoughts to consider after the National Briefing. With 70 total engagements and potential reach of 9,803 impressions, the conversation was sustained by sharing thoughts and resources in a digital space.

Check out the engagement below!

Indira_Jimenez_125x150About the Author: Indira Jimenez is the Associate of Communications in NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.