The 6th Annual Progressive Education Summit took place on  November 12, 2016.



sonjabrookinssantelisesCity Neighbors Foundation was honored to welcome Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, the new CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, who gave the morning Welcome Address.


This year, we welcomed Susan Engel as our keynote speaker.  As the autsle photohor of The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood, and currently immersed in work around children’s ideas and how schools could support and foster idea-building, Ms. Engel will share theory and practice on how schools can be vibrant places of curiosity and idea-making.  Susan Engel is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Founding Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College.


The annual Progressive Education Summit brings together educators and community members from all parts of the region for a day of professional development, aspirational thinking, and inspiration. Each year we launch our summit with a keynote speaker and host more than 40 workshops presented by local progressive educators. Aligned with our mission to create rich professional growth opportunities for educators, City Neighbors hosts this yearly conference with the commitment to keep the event free to all participants.

Please check for information on the 7th annual Progressive Education Summit in 2017!

Some images from the 2016 Progressive Ed Summit