Rutgers University, Camden

Signatory: Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University

Joined: February 2016

Contact: Loree D. Jones, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor

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On April 14 and 15, 2016, Rutgers University, Camden hosted a convening entitled “Bright Futures: Improving Education and Transforming Outcomes for Girls of Color.” The conference was co-hosted by Educational Testing Service.

The symposium explored how discrimination, structural and institutional barriers, and disparities in education disproportionately affect girls of color. Attendees were encouraged to commit their expertise to research and interventions over the course of a year in an effort to mitigate the challenges this population faces.

“As a leader among civically engaged research universities, Rutgers University–Camden was proud to work alongside ETS to host this critical gathering of scholars, community leaders, and policy analysts. “Bright Futures: Improving Education and Transforming Outcomes for Girls of Color” convened a truly impressive roster of national and regional experts who discussed best practices and strategies designed to improve the economic and educational trajectory for girls of color. We look forward to working with ETS and all of our partners as we build upon this important work.”

Phoebe A. Haddon, J.D., LL.M., Chancellor, Rutgers University—Camden