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Located in the Office of the Governor, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit comprised of North Carolina's corporate leaders.  NCBCE seeks to ensure that every student in North Carolina graduates from high school ready for life and work in a global society.

NCBCE Member GlaxoSmithKline Announces America's Promise Alliance To Convene Four Business-Education Collaborative Summits

America’s Promise Alliance, along with our partners GlaxoSmithKline, State Farm, Target, and Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, are convening four Business-Education Collaborative Summits, for business and education leaders interested in being effective partners for public education. We warmly invite business leaders and senior education officials to participate in one of these seminal events.

Register for our first event on June 11 and 12 in Charlotte, NC.

The purpose of the summits is to help build and strengthen business and education partnerships committed to great education in communities throughout the country. Business leaders’ credibility, knowledge and passion can help drive demand for high-quality education that prepares students for achievement in school and life. However, collaboration between these two sectors is not always easy. The summits will move past generalities to help business and educators achieve their shared goals of children's success, from cradle to career.

At these events, national, state and district-level speakers will:

• offer practical, hands-on training to address common issues and challenges;
• give a clear assessment of education reform topics relevant to business;
• showcase effective partnerships from the school to the district levels; and
• provide an opportunity for participants to share ideas with each other.

Participants will also provide input to the creation of an ongoing technical assistance initiative that can continue to support their efforts in the coming years.

Summit dates and locations:

June 11 and 12 in Charlotte, NC

September 13 and 14 in Boston, MA

December 3 and 4 in Denver, CO

January 2013 in Los Angeles, CA (specific LA dates TBD)

Registration for Charlotte is now open. Please click the following link before May 28
to register:

This is a quick two-step process. You must first register for the America's Promise website and then go to the events page to register for the summit.

We encourage you to choose the event date and location that best fits your schedule. Registration for Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles will open at a later date.

The first summit will feature a site visit and dinner on June 11, with a full program on June 12, hosted by the Foundation For The Carolinas in Charlotte.

The summit itself is free of charge, and hotel information will be sent to you upon approval of registration. Please visit or contact Tom Wojno, for more details on agenda, speakers, etc.

We invite all business people and education policy officials to join this in-depth conversation; please forward this invitation to your networks.

We hope you can join us and look forward to your participation in one of these exciting events.

Please visit our website to register using the following link.