Celebrating News!

Here's the latest news of a Culture of Hope...the seeds that are being planted, and the seeds that are sprouting and growing all across the states.   Check here to see where we will be next.   We would love to see you!
December, 2019: New Book with Solution Tree!!!  More information to come.....

March, 2019:   National Youth-At-Risk Conference, Savannah, GA  (two Featured presentations, Culture of Hope and Resilient Schools!)

Januiary 2019:  The Trentonian cites Culture of Hope in article: "Lack of Hope: Trenton Teens Discuss Life in the City " by Penny Ray 

October, 2018: Culture of Hope for Communities, presentation for TRACEs Central Oregon

October, 2018:  Keynote at Crook County Schools Trauma & Resilience Symposium, Prineville, OR

August, 2018:  Presentation, Trauma Informed Summit, Bend, OR

January, 2018: Presentation for Resilience Course, OSU, Bend, OR

January, 2018: Shasta County Equity Symposium, Redding, CA

August, 2017:  Intensive training in Culture of Hope with Whitehall City Schools, Whitehall, OH

August, 2017:  New Article!   Building a Culture of Hope: Exploring Implicit Bias Against Poverty.   In the National Youth-At-Risk Journal:  Exploring Implicit Bias 

March, 2017:  National Youth-At-Risk Conference Featured Presentation, Savannah, Ga

August 2016: Culture of Hope intensive training with Anderson and West Valley High Schools, Anderson, CA

August 2016: Culture of Hope trainings with Vancouver Public Schools, Vancouver, WA

October 2015: Our new article, "Building a Culture of Hope for Youth At Risk: Supporting Learners with Optimism, Place, Pride, and Purpose" has been published in the inaugural issue of the National Youth at Risk Journal!   Building a Culture of Hope for Youth at Risk

June 2015: "Sowing Seeds of Hope," our new article, has been published in the summer issue of ASCD's Education Leadership.  Find it here:  Sowing Seeds of Hope

February, 2015: The Culture of Hope goes to the 15th Annual Title I National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT!  We'll be presenting Saturday morning, and our presentation will be taped for later distribution through Title I's "On Demand" video subscription.   If you've wanted to see us at work, but haven't been able to catch us, here's your chance!

January, 2015: Boise State University (Dr. Gibson's Alma mater)  highlighted Building a Culture of Hope in their newsletter!   So wonderful to have the university's support! 

January, 2015: A Culture of Hope is going to Sparks, NV!  We'll be presenting to a group of distinguished Nevada administrators with the Nevada Association of School Administrator's
Nevada Superintendent’s Academy
11th Annual Superintendent/Cabinet Work Conference

December, 2014: Solution Tree published a short article in their blog. Emily updated information about high school graduation rates, and discusses the two types of data often used.   Unpacking High School Graduation Rates.

November, 2014
: 2015 Teachers' Choice Award for Professional Development!  Chosen by the teachers who read Learning magazine, Building a Culture of Hope has been recognized as an outstanding professional development resource for 2015!  Thank you teachers for reading the book and honoring our work! 

November, 2014:  Our Culture of Hope article has been selected for the Summer 2015 issue of Education Leadership!  This is a free, digital issue used by ASCD to advertise their publication and attract new subscribers. This is a huge honor to be selected for this issue.  Looking forward to sharing with everyone when it comes out.   Here is the 2014 issue, to pique your interest.

November, 2014:  
Southeast/South-Central Ed Cooperative in Corbin, Kentucky. We'll be working with 200+ administrators and educators from the cooperative.

 October, 2014:  Conference Keynote at the Northwest Network of Innovative Schools in Gervais, Oregon.  See our blog post, For Dropouts, Education is a Matter of Life and Death to learn more.

October, 2014: The Culture of Hope travels to Belize with the Belize Education Project.   See our blog post, Power of We: Belize Education Project, to learn more.

June, 2014:  All-day session with South-Western City Schools' Secondary Leadership Teams in Columbus, Ohio. 

May, 2014: Building a Culture of Hope was selected as a finalist for the American Association of Publishers REVERE Distinguished Achievement Book Awards.  Building a Culture of Hope's Revere Award Finalist Page   What an honor!!

May, 2014: Keynote and Breakout Session for Manatee Schools' Title I Conference in Manatee, FL. 

March, 2014:  Breakout Session at the  National Youth At-Risk Conference in Savannah, GA. 

February, 2014: Breakout Session at the Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum in Myrtle Beach, SC.

November 2013:  Breakout Session at the National Drop-Out Prevention Conference in Atlanta, GA.

August, 2013: Keynote to entire staff of the Berkeley County School District in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

August, 2013: All-day workshop for the staff of Morningside Elementary School, Mobile, Alabama.

August, 2013: Keynote to school district staff and workshop for K-12 staff at the Hamilton County School District, Hamilton County, Florida.

August, 2013: All-day workshop for High School and Alternative High School Staff in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

May, 2013: Keynote and Breakout Sessions at the Florida Association of State and Federal Educational Program Administrators, State Conference, Tampa, Florida.

May, 2013: Building a Culture of Hope is published!  The first box of books arrived.   We are walking on the moon and couldn't be more impressed with how Solution Tree has taken care of our words and ideas.  Beautiful!