Two free webcasts: “How are Our Kids Doing?” (May 12)

On Tuesday, May 12, there will be two free webcasts about children and education.

Webcast #1 will be the release of the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report at 9 AM.  A major goal is for the United States to graduate 90 percent of our high school students by 2020.  The rate has steadily increased, from 79 percent in 2011, to 80 percent in 2012, to 81.4 percent in 2013.  Progress, though, is uneven across communities, states, and social groups.  Researchers behind this report will present key findings and discuss what it will take to reach the 2020 goal of 90 percent graduation.  Register for the free webcast at this link!

Webcast #2 will be a discussion of “The American Dream and Our Kids,” beginning at 1 PM.  Join America’s Promise Alliance founding chair Gen. Colin L. Powell and Harvard University professor and author Dr. Robert Putnam as they discuss opportunity gaps along the pathway to the American Dream and what can be done to fix them.  Register for the free webcast at this link!

The webcasts are free, but space is limited, so please register at the supplied links.  On May 12, be sure to join the conversation and share your thoughts on social media with the hashtag #GradNation.


Juvenile Sex Trafficking Response State System Mapping Report (March 4)

On Wednesday, March 4, Shared Hope International will be convening experts from around the country in our nation’s capital for an advance release of the Juvenile Sex Trafficking (JuST) Response State Systems Mapping Report.  This report compares approaches currently being implemented to connect trafficked youth to the services they so desperately need.

Shared Hope would like to offer friends and supporters an opportunity to be a part of this important event!  A webcast of the event will go from 10 AM-12 PM EST on Wednesday.  This will be a great opportunity for local leaders and concerned citizens to learn about trending approaches to state laws, child serving agency response and service provision for the children Shared Hope serves!

Those interested in the webcast can also submit questions during the event to Shared Hope via their Facebook and Twitter pages.  You can learn more about the JuST Response project at

Shared Hope International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children.