A Community Convening to Learn more about Strong Start Tucson – Proposition 204
Proposition 204 – Strong Start Tucson, is a citizens’ initiative to provide Tucson’s children with scholarships to attend high quality preschool, supported by a half cent city sales tax.
7:30 – 7:55 Arrive
7:55 – 8:00 Opening Remarks – Clint Mabie
8:00 – 8:15 Market Overview – Dr. George Hammond : Director of the UA Economic and Business Research Center
George Hammond will provide a market overview of education in our community using data from the MAP Dashboard project.
8:15 – 8:30 History of early childhood education in the state and region – Liz Barker Alvarez : Chief Policy Advisor, First Things First
Liz Barker Alvarez will provide an overview of the history of funding early childhood education in the state and summarize the most recent results of First Things First funding.
8:30 – 8:45 Why ‘Local’ is an Important Investment – Kimber Lanning : Executive Director, Local First Arizona
Kimber Lanning will talk about ‘connection to place’, the role of local economy work, and the important role residents play in being accountable for the quality of life in a place.
8:45 – 9:00 Panel discussion and closing remarks – Panel/Clint Mabie
at T.E.P. Building, 88 E. Broadway Blvd, Auditorium A
Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-community-convening-to-learn-more-about-strong-start-tucson-proposition-204-tickets-36860567951