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Please Join Us for the Creative Cities Luncheon!

October 24, 2018 • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806

 BE A PART OF THE MOVEMENT. 

Make an Investment for Excellence in Our Schools 

This isn’t your average appeal. This is a real, tangible opportunity to spark culture change in order to continue to drive high-quality public education in our three systems. And — we need to start now. 

The Huntsville Committee of 100 and their Creative Cities Fund are working hard to drive community engagement, real conversations and productive programs to cultivate culture change in our local school systems. We believe the entire community needs to collaborate on this plan. By working together, we can bring tangible, positive change to our schools. 

In early 2018, The Creative Cities Fund issued a grant to fund a poverty simulation for all teachers in Huntsville City Schools. Now, we’re making a commitment to bring nationally-recognized peer-to-peer mentoring programs into our schools. 

We need collective support from community citizens, businesses and education leaders like you to affect real change across our districts. Will you join us in a collective movement for positive change? 

 BE A PART OF THE MOVEMENT. 

Make an Investment for Excellence in Our Schools 

This isn’t your average appeal. This is a real, tangible opportunity to spark culture change in our schools. And — we need to start now. 

The Huntsville Committee of 100 and their Creative Cities Fund are working hard to drive community engagement, real conversations and productive programs to cultivate culture change in our local school systems. We believe the entire community needs to collaborate on this plan. By working together, we can bring tangible, positive change to our schools. 

In early 2018, The Creative Cities Fund issued a grant to fund a poverty simulation for all teachers in Huntsville City Schools. Now, we’re making a commitment to bring nationally-recognized peer-to-peer mentoring programs into our schools. 

We need collective support from community citizens, businesses and education leaders like you to affect real change across our districts. Will you join us in a collective movement for positive change? 

 BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION. 

As a sponsor of the 2018 Creative Cities Event, you are underwriting the cost to deliver student-focused programs designed to change the culture in our schools. For every $2,500 sponsorship commitment, one school (40 student participants) will experience a multi-year peer-to-peer mentoring program. 

These programs are designed to give each school and its students tools, training and accountability to build a positive culture for all students in attendance. This program has documented results: 

  • Reducing absenteeism 
  • Reducing discipline issues 
  • Raising test scores 

Your sponsorship commitment directly underwrites a real, actionable program at local school. As a leadership sponsor, you’ll see real, documented results in our local schools that experience these programs. 

Thank you for your willingness to impact the lives of students in our community. We know it’s an investment with will return results. 

 BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION. 

As a sponsor of the 2018 Creative Cities Event, you are underwriting the cost to deliver student-focused programs designed to change the culture in our schools. For every $2,500 sponsorship commitment, one school (40 student participants) will experience a multi-year peer-to-peer mentoring program. 

These programs are designed to give each school and its students tools, training and accountability to build a positive culture for all students in attendance. This program has documented results: 

  • Reducing absenteeism 
  • Reducing discipline issues 
  • Raising test scores 

Your sponsorship commitment directly underwrites a real, actionable program at local school. As a leadership sponsor, you’ll see real, documented results in our local schools that experience these programs. 

Thank you for your willingness to impact the lives of students in our community. We know it’s an investment with will return results. 

Funding Opportunities

This program helps students understand who they are, why they matter, and how they can leave a lasting impact on the world around them. It’s delivered in a safe environment with by an older, upperclassmen mentor who embodies the six pillars of character for best practices and healthy outcomes. This program can truly change the culture of our schools. 

LIFE THAT COUNTS Peer-to-Peer Mentoring:

This program helps students understand who they are, why they matter, and how they can leave a lasting impact on the world around them. It’s delivered in a safe environment with by an older, upperclassmen mentor who embodies the six pillars of character for best practices and healthy outcomes. This program can truly change the culture of our schools. 
Research shows that teachers who participate in this training gain empathy and understanding for the students they teach. The effects of this in our classrooms could be life changing for both teachers and students. 

POVERTY SIMULATION 

Research shows that teachers who participate in this training gain empathy and understanding for the students they teach. The effects of this in our classrooms could be life changing for both teachers and students. 
The training kicks off with a 21 Day Compassion Challenge on school campus. This intensive training is designed to engage students to be intentional with their influence, by taking ownership for how their actions affect others. The student teams then brainstorm and create an action plan for how they will serve others on their campus over the next 21 days. Imagine the impact of a focused attention on kindness in our schools. 

HERO TRAINING 

The training kicks off with a 21 Day Compassion Challenge on school campus. This intensive training is designed to engage students to be intentional with their influence, by taking ownership for how their actions affect others. The student teams then brainstorm and create an action plan for how they will serve others on their campus over the next 21 days. Imagine the impact of a focused attention on kindness in our schools. 

Six ways you can impact the quality of education for children in Huntsville/Madison County… 

Your gift allows approximately 400 area students at ten local schools to participate in Life That Counts Peer-to-Peer Mentoring during the 2018-2019 school year. 

Event Benefits: 

  • “Community Champion” branding on all print, media and online materials 
  • Premium logo and table placement at Creative Cities event and all ancillary events 
  • Opportunity for remarks at Creative Cities event 
  • 1 Table (8 seats) with option of additional employee engagement in impacted schools 
  • Invitation to all pre and post Creative Cities events/workshops 
  • Approximately 400 students impacted 

Register for the Luncheon Online or Download, Print, and Mail Your Donation

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 ABOUT THE CREATIVE CITIES FUND 

The philanthropic arm of the Huntsville Committee of 100, the Creative Cities Fund exists to help our community make the leap to become a visionary city that attracts thought leaders, creators, entrepreneurs and businesses alike. Our mission is to create a culture of innovation in economic development and public education. 

 ABOUT THE COMMITTEE OF 100

The Committee of 100 is a business organization of 240 CEOs and professionals – including 50 young professionals — committed to stimulating economic development, supporting high-quality public education, and encouraging cooperative local government. We work primarily in developing long-term strategies that impact economic vitality.

John Allen
256-652-6857
Stephanie Lowe
615-477-9302
Linda Akenhead
Creative Cities Co-Chair
256-426-2919
Leah Gradl
Creative Cities Co-Chair
256-426-5026