The pandemic has forced City Connects to grow in ways that have led to unexpected progress.
One example is the evolution of the summertime professional development programs we run for City Connects’ program managers and coordinators.
Last summer, when we were only a few months into the pandemic, we moved all our professional development programs online.
This year’s programs continue to be online, and they build on what we’ve learned about training and about the country’s current challenges.
Earlier this week, we held our first summer professional development event, the annual June meeting for our program managers, who provide crucial training and coaching for our coordinators who work directly with students in schools.
“This year we covered three big topics,” Rebecca Lebowitz, City Connects’ Senior Manager of Learning and Development, says of the project managers meeting.
“First, we did a lot of work on equity to build our program managers’ professional and personal capacity. We knew that in order to build the capacity of our coordinators who are working in the schools, we have to start with the program managers.”Continue reading