East End Chamber


Education Symposium

Trends Affecting Education

 The First Education Symposium is aimed to teach and motivate education professionals, businesses and the community about the importance of private-public partnerships.


presented by  and The Powell Foundation

Texas Education is under the microscope more than ever. Join us as we show how Industry, Community, HISD and our Colleges/Universities are “Working Together to Make a Difference!” Learn about a new initiative with the Chamber, High Schools, Colleges and Members creating a Pipeline for students to start a career when they graduate High School or after completing their degree.  Our goal is to have programs in Houston's East End that ensure our students will succeed and graduate from academic programs matched to industry workforce needs. This half-day Symposium includes Breakfast Speakers, two Sessions  addressing key topics, Expo and closes with Lunch Speakers. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
8:00 am-1:30 pm
Doubletree Hilton, 400 Dallas Street,Houston 77002

Featuring testimonials from our Scholarship and Computer for College recipients about the importance of these programs. Computers and knowledge of computers are essential tools for success. Our focus on Science, Engineering, Technology & Math is to create pipelines for students to receive quality education and have the proper tools to be capable of entering the workforce ready to meet industry standards.


Breakfast Speaker             ____________________________________

Dr. Renu Khator, President, University of Houston

Session 1- Education Leaders Breaking Traditional Barriers_________

Kelly Amis, Director/Producer, “Teached”; plus Film Screening

Rick Cruz, Co-Founder, EMERGE Fellowship

Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder, KIPP Academy

Session 2- Pathways to Meaningful Careers______________________

Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College:

         Presenting Speaker & Moderator

Marian Davenport, Executive Director,  Genesys Works

Sara Cronin, Director of Corporate Communication,  TPC Group

Anne Ford, Director, Independent Petroleum Association of America/PESA

Bruce Grissom, Maintenance Manager, LyondellBasell

Lunch Speakers ___________________________________________

Dr. Irene Porcarello, President, Houston Community College Southeast

John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director,  Educate Texas

Speaker Bios Click Here

Industry Education Partner
Educator Sponsor:
Genesys Works
Gulf Winds International
Houston Community College SE
Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams



Education Partners:

Houston Community College Southeast

San Jacinto Community College

Texas Southern University

University of Houston


Austin High School

Chavez High School

Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School

East Early College High School

Eastwood High School

Milby High School

Mount Carmel High School

Raul Yzaguirre School for Success

Sanchez High School


Cornelius Elementary

Park Place Elementary

Port Houston Elementary





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