Community Network: Strengthening Equitable Communities
Presented by Temple University College of Education 



Featured Presenters

Wanda Brooks, Ed.D.

College of Education, Temple University - Associate Professor of Middle Grades Education Teaching & Learning. 


Doryán De Angel
Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. - Community Watershed Leader.

Dr. James Earl Davis, Ph.D.
College of Education - Temple University.
Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education.
Professor of Higher Education and Educational Leadership.
American Educational Research Association, 2017 - General Program Co-Chair. 

Pamela Lawrence
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Neighborhood and Community Investment Specialist.

M. Meghan Raisch, Ph.D.
College of Education - Temple University, Education Engagement Specialist.

Donna Richardson
Norris Community Resident Council Inc. - CEO and President.
Norris Homes After School Program and Summer Camp - Director.
Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant - Consultant. 

Antonio Romero 
Community School Coordinator
Kensington Health Sciences Academy
Mayor’s Office of Education

Jennie Shanker, M.AT
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program - Artist. 
Tyler School of Art, Temple University - Senior Lecturer and Professor of Sculpture. 
Moore College of Art & Design - Professor.

Michael Shields, CPA
Ernst & Young - Partner. 

Barbara Wasik, Ph.D.
College of Education - Temple University.
PNC Endower Chair in Early Childhood Education.
Professor of Educational Psychology, Psychological Studies in Education.

Exchanging Ideas

In the afternoon, we will gather around lunch for networking and a reflection on the morning’s inspiring and informative presentations. We will also have organizations representing housing, education, philanthropy, government, health, and beautification offering resources and ways to stay connected. These organizations will also display the intersectionality of their work as it relates to supporting Philadelphia communities.
Morning presenters will be present to talk with attendees, exchange ideas, and answer questions.


Special thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for helping us create this event. 

Free Library of Philadelphia