To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Consortium for Public Education, we asked a variety of our partners to share their thoughts. This video library highlights some of what they shared, and is being added to throughout the 2021-2022 school year. To see videos as they are released, along with other quotes, photos, and memories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
These short videos – most under two minutes – are grouped into five categories:
- Looking Back with Linda Croushore, Ed.D.
- The Consortium’s Impact
- What should more people know about the Consortium?
- Why partner – and invest – with the Consortium?
- Looking Forward – The Consortium’s Next 35 Years
Looking Back with Linda Croushore, Ed.D
The Beginning of the Consortium for Public Education
Linda Croushore, EdD, Founder and former Executive Director of the Consortium, shares about the founding and early beginnings of the Consortium.
National Dropout Prevention Conference
Linda Croushore, EdD, shares about the critical need for and the powerful impact of the National Dropout Prevention Conference, hosted by the Consortium in 1992.
Remembering Kennywood Capers
Linda Croushore, EdD, Founder and former Executive Director of the Consortium for Public Education, recalls the genesis and impact of the Kennywood Capers.
The Future Is Mine
Linda Croushore, EdD, Founder and former Executive Director of the Consortium, shares about the vision and impact of The Future Is Mine (TFIM) program.
The Consortium’s Impact
The Impact of the Consortium on Workforce Development
Susie Puskar, Chief Program Officer at Partner4Work, shares about the impact the Consortium has had on her and on the region’s workforce development initiatives.
What should more people know about the Consortium?
What Employers Should Know
Andréa Stanford, Vice President, Pittsburgh Regional Manager at BNY Mellon, shares why she believes every employer should be connected to the Consortium.
“‘Life is for service.’ And you live that.”
Bill Isler, President Emeritus of Fred Rogers Productions, shares what he believes everyone should know about the Consortium.
Why partner – and invest – with the Consortium?
Increasing Access to Opportunties
Andréa Stanford, Vice President, Regional Manager at BNY Mellon, shares one reason why she values the connections offered by partnering with the Consortium.
Why invest in the Consortium?
CPE’s Board President, Jordan Pallitto – Chief Operating Officer of the Hill Group – shares why he continues to invest in the Consortium year after year.
Looking Forward – The Consortium’s Next 35 Years
Developing a Strong Educational Ecosystem
Jordan Pallitto, CPE’s Board President and Chief Operating Officer at The Hill Group, envisions a bright future where the educational ecosystem in Southwestern Pennsylvania supports all students graduating high school with a plan that answers Who am I?; Who do I want to be?; and How do I get there?
Broadcasting Our Message
Susie Puskar, Chief Program Officer at Partner4Work, is excited for a future where all students are prepared for life after high school, regardless of the path they take, and that citizens everywhere are committed to that vision.
Serve Youth, Serve Educators, Serve Communities
Bill Isler, President Emeritus of Fred Rogers Productions, excited for the Consortium to continue bringing people together in timely and necessary ways that serve students, educators, and communities as part of supporting a thriving future.