Georgia State Summit

The Georgia State Summit registration will open September 17.



Date and Time

Friday, October 25, 2019
8:00am – 3:00pm

State Summits are FREE, one-day events.


Location

1 Coca Cola Plz NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-676-2121


Schedule

8:00–8:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45–9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15–11:50 am

Breakout Sessions

11:55–12:40 pm

Lunch

12:45–2:25 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:30–3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Presenters

Andy Costanzo

Andy Costanzo

Andy Costanzo is a veteran educator and student activity adviser. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for leadership education for more than 35 years, he has been recognized nationally as Student Council Adviser of the Year as well as Workshop Director of the Year. As a speaker, presenter, and trainer in more than 35 states and China, Costanzo works with students and activity advisers to make a difference in their schools and communities.

Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles

Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles

Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles is passionate about developing poverty-fighting solutions. As an educator, organizer, and manager, he has taught students across different grade levels, built capacity for education and public safety programs, and trained teams to improve family engagement initiatives. As a board member for the California School Based Health Alliance, he oversees the nonprofit’s strategies to support 257 school-based health centers. Perdomo-Ucles was re-elected as delegate for California’s Democratic Party and is founder of the South Los Angeles Democratic Club. Bertrand is from Los Angeles, a graduate of University of Southern California’s School of Public Policy, studied abroad in Greece and served in Honduras through Global Water Brigades.

Brandon Lee Stuart

Brandon Lee Stuart

Brandon Lee Stuart is a product of Detroit, which served as a firm sociocultural base to allow for better adaptation to diverse cultures and lifestyles. He holds bachelor’s degrees in behavioral biology and East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies for intellectual freedom from the University of Chicago. While serving in the Episcopal Service Corps in Los Angeles, he helped to pilot the Collegiate Identity and Participation Model (CIPM), a college-readiness initiative created to address the educational needs of local underserved charter schools, which sparked his passion for educating students on the power of self-authorship.

Drew Ollero

Drew Ollero

Drew Ollero is a fundraising professional who currently supports strategic projects for the University of California, Berkeley at Haas School of Business. His prior work spanned various roles within startup companies, government, school settings, and nonprofit organizations. Ollero relishes in working in chaotic environments and helping organizations and leaders build structures and processes to be effective. Ollero’s work is centered around reflective and experiential practice, which comes from his professional and education background in social work.

Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson spent 32 years as a high school art and leadership teacher and was also involved in service learning. She was named as an All-American Teacher by USA TODAY and has earned numerous awards during her career, including the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President George W. Bush for her work with Habitat for Humanity. In 2012, she co-founded a nonprofit weekly community outreach program that provides a meal for anyone in need in the St. Louis area. Since its inception, more than 66,000 meals have been served. This program is now being emulated in 54 communities. Currently she is the co-chair of the Greater St. Louis Area Homeless Task Force.

Keesha L. Coleman

Keesha L. Coleman

Keesha L. Coleman is a project manager at Georgia State University where she manages high-level initiatives centered around the university’s strategic plan as well as special projects for the office of the provost. Her current role allows her to engage with several of the university’s key working groups and programs, including the Council for the Progress of Cities; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Women Lead, an undergraduate leadership program. Keesha is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through public service and social engagement and considers herself a champion of bridging the gap.

Hear from Keesha as she breaks down some of the points she covered in her competency presentation.

Leonel A. Diaz, Jr.

Leonel A. Diaz, Jr.

Leonel A. Diaz Jr. is a research coordinator at The University of New Mexico’s Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. His academic and professional background is interdisciplinary: fine arts, digital arts, social media, academic advisement, student leadership, academic support, marketing, organizational development, and social justice. Diaz Jr. enjoys learning several disciplines to find ways to merge ideas, bridge gaps, problem-solve, and develop new perspectives. He began his career as a photographer and digital media artist, only to follow his interest in helping mentor and support college students.

Quinton Lampkin

Quinton Lampkin

Quinton Lampkin is the founder and CEO of a capacity-building education consulting firm that works with K–12 schools, community-based organizations, and postsecondary institutions to help students complete critical milestones on their journey towards college and career success. Lampkin holds a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in business administration specializing in international business from the American University; a Master of Arts in sociology and education from Columbia University’s Teachers College; and a Master of Philosophy in politics, development, democratic education from University of Cambridge.