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NSPA Regional Meetings
           
           
  NSPA Regional Meeting - Los Angeles
   
 
   Open to Members and Nonmembers!        
             
 
  Addressing Biases and Barriers:
  WHEN
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
12PM - 5:00PM (PT)


WHERE
California Community Foundation
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles
281 South Figueroa Street Suite 100
Los Angeles, California  90012
(Scroll down for directions and parking info.)





COST

Includes lunch and parking
Members

Early Bird until April 23, 2019 - $89
Regular price after April 23, 2019 - $139

Nonmembers

Early Bird until April 23, 2019 - $99
Regular price after April 23, 2019 - $159



CONTACT
Maggie Brubaker
mbrubaker@scholarshipproviders.org
303-442-2524

How to Encourage Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Scholarship Programs
     
         
         
  Back by popular demand!  Regional meetings return to NSPA! We're excited to continue our expansion of regional offerings in 2019 and beyond.  Stay tuned for more information on new Happy Hour events, Regional Meetings, Lunch and Learns and more!
     
         
 

Presenters

Farzana Nayani, Diversity & Inclusion/Intercultural Specialist, Manazil Management, LLC 
Katherine Kouot, College Success Director, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Kevin Franco, Research Fellow, Catalyst

Learn more about the presenters here.


Description

Coming soon!   

 

     
       
  Farzana Nayani presenting at the 2018 NSPA Conference.    
 
           
  Location
CCF’s new Palevsky Center is located in The Park DTLA, a low-rise building complex on South Figueroa St. between 2nd and 3rd Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The Palevsky Center is on the first floor of building 281, near to the outdoor fountain.

Driving Directions
From the 110 Harbor Freeway South: Exit on 9th Street towards Downtown, and turn left onto S. Figueroa St., heading north. Stay in the middle lanes. The Park DTLA is on the left between 3rd and 2nd Streets, with the main entrance in the middle of the block. Drive in and pass the fountain into the parking structure. Bring your parking ticket to the Palevsky Center for a validation.
     

 

 
           
  From the 110 Harbor Freeway North: Exit on 3rd St. and make an immediate right onto Beaudry, make the first right at the traffic signal at 2nd St., and then right on S. Figueroa St. The Park DTLA is on the right, and the main entrance is in the middle of the block. Drive in and pass the fountain into the parking structure. Bring your parking ticket to the Palevsky Center for a validation.

From the 101 Hollywood Freeway South: Connect to 110 South and take first exit, 3rd Street. Make an immediate right onto Beaudry, then the first right at the traffic signal at 2nd St., and turn right on S. Figueroa St. The Park DTLA is on the right, and the main entrance is in the middle of the block. Drive in and pass the fountain into the parking structure. Bring your parking ticket to the Palevsky Center for a validation.

From the parking structure, walk out to the courtyard. Across from the fountain is the 281 building. Follow the walkway to the front doors.

Parking
The cost of attendance includes parking fees. Please park in the parking structure located next to the California Community Foundation offices. You will receive a pre-paid validated parking ticket when you arrive at the Palevsky Center.


Public Transportation
LADOT
The Palevsky Center in The Park DTLA is easily accessible by the DASH Bus “A” line. Heading north on Figueroa off at 3rd Street and cross the street. Heading south get off at 2nd Street and walk one block south to the main entrance.

METRO & Bike Parking
The complex is five blocks from the 7th Street and Figueroa Metro Center station. Exit the station and walk north on Figueroa to the main entrance, or take DASH Bus “A”. Bike racks are available on site. Metro Bike Share Racks are available on 2nd St and Figueroa. If you get lost, please call the main CCF office number: 213-413-4130 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm)
       
 
       
 
 
  Meet the Presenters  
  Farzana Nayani is a Diversity & Inclusion and Strategic Communications specialist. She is the Founder & CEO of Manazil Management, LLC - a brand management and communications strategy firm. She has worked with corporations, non-profit organizations, public agencies, higher education institutions, and K-12 schools as a consultant and trainer on diversity and inclusion, intercultural communication, educational outreach, and community engagement. Farzana’s advisory work with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), entrepreneurship, and economic development has taken her to engagements across the country, including the White House and Silicon Valley. Her subject matter expertise on Asia-Pacific community relations is recognized in her work with institutions like the Smithsonian and the East-West Center. A featured author, keynote speaker, and coach, Farzana is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (R) and advises clients on personal branding and cultural awareness. A parent and community advocate, she is based in Los Angeles, CA.



Katherine Kouot joined Heart of Los Angeles in June of 2016 as the College Success Director. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Katherine developed a love for education, mentorship, and social justice. She completed her Bachelor's degree in English Literature and French at the University of Southern California. Through her experiences organizing in student activist spaces and serving as a tutor and mentor for several college access programs, Katherine rediscovered her identity as a first-generation, student of color. She truly believes that college is a transformative experience that offers students the opportunity to discover their passions, strengths, assets, and, most importantly, their individual journey towards life success. Katherine now utilizes her background in education and college access to support students in making the successful transition from high school to college and then from college to career and life success.



Kevin Franco is transforming the way we think about the college to career pipeline for historically underrepresented students by measuring outcomes of success that are rooted on diversity and inclusion efforts in educational contexts and workplace settings. He critically analyzes educational issues through various lenses that focus on the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality. With over five years of work experience, Kevin has worked in the college access and college success field assisting a spectrum of low-income, first-generation college students with their educational pursuits. Kevin has conducted mixed methods research assessments at Occidental College and with the RAND Corporation, working on policy initiatives such as the Community Schools and the Connections to Care Initiatives in New York City. He uses research and his knowledge on social justice pedagogy to facilitate change on how we view college success and diversity & inclusion efforts in the workforce.
 
                 

 



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