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

August, 2017: 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, Savannah, Ga

August 2016: Anderson and West Valley High Schools, Anderson, CA

August 2016: 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!  Facebook    Learning Magazine website

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.

September, 2014:  Our proposal to the National School Board Association conference was accepted.  We'll be in Nashville, TN on March 21-23.  Let your school board know so they can plan to be there!

September, 2014: Our proposal to the Title I National Conference was accepted for taping.   Our presentation will be filmed and then released by Title I at some point during 2015, for professional development purposes. What an honor!    We will be in Salt Lake City, NV, on February 7th.  Hope to see you there!

September, 2014:  Our proposal to the National Youth At-Risk Conference  in has been accepted. We will be in Savannah, GA, on March 1-4! Hope to see you there!

August, 2014: Building a Culture of Hope recognized by a request for an article for ASCD's Education Leadership February, 2015 issue!  We have submitted our article, and are waiting to hear from the editors.  :)  What an honor!!

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, 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!